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March 9, 2012 9:58:57 PM

Hello,
i would like to transition from windows 7 to ubuntu I have 1 hd with windows which i am currently using..I have a 2nd hd with ubuntu which i have not connected. both hd.s are internal sata .i would like to get rid of windows and use one of the hd's for extra storage but do not want to lose everything and have to start over. how do I configure both . I was fairly good with computers 10 years ago but am at a loss now. I am probably able to set up boot sequence in bios but am unsure of the outcome...sure could use some help....thanks

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March 9, 2012 10:23:50 PM

Are you trying to set up a dual boot system (both Win 7 and Ubuntu)? If so, it is actually pretty easy. Just go here and read through the info and you'll be set:

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

Good luck!
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March 9, 2012 10:32:10 PM

he wants to get rid of windows 7 as he said, for which all you need to do is set hdd with ubuntu installed as a primary boot device in bios (or if there's a priority list for hdds, set the one with ubuntu as 1st in line)
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a c 253 $ Windows 7
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March 10, 2012 9:39:44 PM

Soda-88 said:
he wants to get rid of windows 7 as he said, for which all you need to do is set hdd with ubuntu installed as a primary boot device in bios (or if there's a priority list for hdds, set the one with ubuntu as 1st in line)

This is true. If the intent is to complete do away with Win 7, then just install Ubuntu to the primary drive. Then add a new filesystem to the second HDD. I would suggest you put /HOME on the secondary drive. That way you can recover your files from it if needed AND you can play around with the primary drive (like trying different distros) if needed.

Still, with 2 HDDs, the OP could leave Win 7 on one and install Ubuntu to the second and be able to support both as needed.

Lots of options here.
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March 21, 2012 12:10:40 AM

Best answer selected by cary vokes.
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