[ubuntu-uk] dual boot problem

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Sat May 12 16:38:32 UTC 2012

I have a new PC with two HDDs and I am trying to install Windows and
Ubuntu on one of the drives keeping the other for data and so on. In the
past I have dual booted many machines without any difficulty but this is
the first time I have tried with a machine with 2 drives and there are
problems. Installing XP Pro puts the OS on the main drive as expected
but Ubuntu wants to install on the second drive and not along side
windows. This shows in the installation process when the point is
reached where a decision has to be made on the installation when install
along side is selected. The next step then involves setting the
partition and it is here that the installer thinks that windows is on
the second drive and not on the first drive. 

If this is ignored and the installation allowed to proceed then I end up
with XP Pro on one drive and Ubuntu on the other and this is what I do
not want. I suppose the problem could be solved by opening up the
machine and disconnecting the second drive before trying to install
Ubuntu but this seems rather like taking a sledge hammer to crack a nut
as well as possibly negating the guarantee.

I have researched but have failed to find a solution and I would be so
pleased if someone could solve the problem. Thank you in advance.


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