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July 29, 2010 7:47:10 PM

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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a b 5 Linux
July 29, 2010 10:45:17 PM

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 :) 
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July 29, 2010 11:05:34 PM

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

Hope it all works right. :) 
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a b 5 Linux
July 30, 2010 12:02:15 AM

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 :) 
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a b 5 Linux
July 30, 2010 6:21:16 PM

Hang on.. what are all you commie linux types doing helping a Capitalist??

;) 
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a b 5 Linux
July 30, 2010 6:49:29 PM

Haven't you heard of IBM?
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a b 5 Linux
July 30, 2010 7:59:25 PM

audiovoodoo said:
Hang on.. what are all you commie linux types doing helping a Capitalist??

;) 


We like to help; we don't discriminate :D 
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August 2, 2010 6:52:45 PM

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=95670...

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

http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p24.html
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August 6, 2010 12:46:45 AM

Best answer selected by Capitalist.
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