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Help with Linux/Windows 7 setup please

Hey guys,

I'm getting back in the PC game next week when my parts come and I need a little advice.

Want my rig to dual boot to Windows 7 and Ubuntu. What I'd like to do (if this is correct) is have 2 drives in my computer, one for Win 7 and one for Linux so I can keep things separate. Will this work?

Seem to be finding mixed advice as to how to go about this (Ubuntu install first, Win 7 first, etc).

Thanks!
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    Yup, it'll work :)

    Install 7 first on the first drive then ubuntu on the 2nd drive with grub on the 1st drive, also known as /dev/sda.

    I'd suggest nvidia graphics, it works better.

    What kind of parts did you get?

    Good luck :)
  2. I have AMD 955 BE, Radeon HD 5770, Samsung Spinpoint F3 and Win 7 64-bit for the OS.

    Hope it all works right. :)
  3. ATI drivers tend to be somewhat problematic, but I'm sure you'll be able to get it running just fine.

    linux_0's suggestion is what I would have suggested as well :)

    Good luck! Let us know if you need any more help :)
  4. Hang on.. what are all you commie linux types doing helping a Capitalist??

    ;)
  5. Haven't you heard of IBM?
  6. audiovoodoo said:
    Hang on.. what are all you commie linux types doing helping a Capitalist??

    ;)


    We like to help; we don't discriminate :D
  7. Capitalist said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm getting back in the PC game next week when my parts come and I need a little advice.

    Want my rig to dual boot to Windows 7 and Ubuntu. What I'd like to do (if this is correct) is have 2 drives in my computer, one for Win 7 and one for Linux so I can keep things separate. Will this work?

    Seem to be finding mixed advice as to how to go about this (Ubuntu install first, Win 7 first, etc).

    Thanks!


    Check this

    This one asume usin xpsp3, but it is worth reading

    http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9567028

    specially, for your specs, since it deals with two hd installation

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p24.html
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