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Dual OS boot on seperate HDDs

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April 27, 2009 8:42:30 PM

Alright, my problem is as follows:

I am currently running two 30GB OCZ Vertex SSDs in RAID 0 for gaming, using vista HP 64 as my OS

For my personal use I am running a WD Caviar Black 640GB Piece-O-Crap drive with Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is any way that I could configure my system in which I could switch hard drives from inside of my OS instead of having to enter the BIOS and change it every single time(completely annoying)

I don't think that this is currently possible, but if you can help that would be awesome.

Otherwise could I run everything off of my SSDs and use the 640GB as strictly a data drive for which I can store and documents, files and such through Vista?

If you can help on these or have a better suggestion that would be great.

Thanks for your time!
April 27, 2009 9:19:54 PM

Svalentine said:
Alright, my problem is as follows:

I am currently running two 30GB OCZ Vertex SSDs in RAID 0 for gaming, using vista HP 64 as my OS

For my personal use I am running a WD Caviar Black 640GB Piece-O-Crap drive with Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is any way that I could configure my system in which I could switch hard drives from inside of my OS instead of having to enter the BIOS and change it every single time(completely annoying)

I don't think that this is currently possible, but if you can help that would be awesome.

Otherwise could I run everything off of my SSDs and use the 640GB as strictly a data drive for which I can store and documents, files and such through Vista?

If you can help on these or have a better suggestion that would be great.

Thanks for your time!



use grub ( the ubuntu boot loader). it will let you pick the os at boot without having to go into the bios.

everything you need is documented here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

April 28, 2009 3:39:07 PM

Ignatowski said:
use grub ( the ubuntu boot loader). it will let you pick the os at boot without having to go into the bios.

everything you need is documented here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot


Yea, but I'm not using one hdd that's partitioned, I'm using two different hdds, will grub still work?
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