[ubuntu-uk] dual boot

norman norman at littletank.org
Tue Nov 27 08:38:46 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 22:37 +0000, alan c wrote:
> norman wrote:
> > I am thinking of adding a second hard drive to my PC on which I would
> > have Windows for those very few occasions when I need it, like playing
> > Bridge with my brother. Assuming that is possible what snags should I be
> > aware of please?
> If you have just ubuntu on it at present, and then install windows 
> later, wherever, I think all you have to do is re install grub using a 
> live CD and a cli grub sequence in order to reinstate grub after 
> windows installer has overwritten the master boot record. If you do 
> not do this, ubuntu will not normally be available from a boot up menu 
> (grub)

Perhaps I was not clear enough. I do not intend to install Windows on
the same drive as Ubuntu but on another drive. I understand about one of
the drives being master and the other slave but does it matter which is


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