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Can I dual boot Ubuntu and Win7 on 2 seperate hard drives?

Okay, my situation is I have a Solid State which I have Windows 7 installed, and I want to install Ubuntu on a partition of my 1TB Data Drive, and then be able to boot into either at startup. would this be possible?
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    Yes its possible, Many people do this. It is very easy.

    1) Simply set your BIOS to boot first from your 1TB drive.
    2) Install ubuntu to your 1TB drive.
    3) Ubuntu will automatically detect your windows installation and add it to its boot menu allowing you to pick at startup.
  2. skittle said:
    Yes its possible, Many people do this. It is very easy.

    1) Simply set your BIOS to boot first from your 1TB drive.
    2) Install ubuntu to your 1TB drive.
    3) Ubuntu will automatically detect your windows installation and add it to its boot menu allowing you to pick at startup.


    Awesome, sounds relatively simple
  3. jdotjdot7 said:

    Awesome, sounds relatively simple



    Yes, most modern distributions include a script to automate this for you, basically all it does is run a script to detect various OS's and add the 'windows' lines to your bootloader configuration file:

    
    # (0) Linux
    menuentry "Linux" {
      set root=(hd0,1)
      linux /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sda3 ro
      initrd /initramfs-linux.img
    }
    
    #(1) Windows
    menuentry "Windows" {
    set root=(hd1,1)
    chainloader +1
    }
    
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