[ubuntu-uk] dual boot problem

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun May 13 15:47:11 UTC 2012

On 12 May 2012 17:38, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> 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.

I tried to write a helpful guide to this a while ago. It's here:

Don't know if it will assist, though...

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