Re: Installing Linux on sdb ??

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On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Jim <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 04/19/2010 07:41 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>> Yes. If you are willing to edit the BIOS you don't even need GRUB to
>>> boot off different drives. The BIOS on my 3 year old motherboard
>>> allows me to specify the drive (IDE, SATA, USB) and their boot order.
>> Mine allows a post time menu as most new ones do I am sure, the problem
>> is installing it if you don't know what you are doing.
>> To get windows on the second drive, you need to make it sda, install
>> as usual, then move it to sdb, or it will overwrite sda's mbr etc...
>> I have mine setup this way.
>  I have always been under the impression that Window had to be on Sda1 .

True. But you can fool it into thinking that it is installed on the
first device with grub's "map" (or "drivemap" in grub2).
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