Re: Installing on second HD?
From: JoostA (JoostA_nospam__at_Yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 20:43:28 +0200
Ken Knecht wrote:
> I was reading the RH Linux 9 doc last night and noticed it said I
> can't put /boot (or / if /boot was not used) on the second HD if
> it is not on the primary controller (first MB IDE socket). Is
> this correct? I already have the first HD and the CD on that
> controller socket and don't want to change it. (If it is working,
> don't fix it!) Is this correct? I thought I'd done this before
> and it worked ok. What now? I don't want to re-partition the
> first HD which has XP on it. Will I need to use a boot floppy? Or
> won't that work either?
Well I am not the best at Linux but I can assure you: I have three
harddisks in my PC. One of them is an IDE model with Windows XP on it.
That one is recognized in the BIOS as my first HD. Two other drives are
SCSI. They contain Linux.
I use GRUB to boot the system. Preferably (i.e., if I don't make a coice
in Grub) it noots Linux. I can choose to boot Windows XP. In the setup
program you can try this out: if the one of the available options
doesn't work for you, just try the other one