Boot Ubuntu from a floppy on to a 2nd HD?

calvin martin cmartin690615 at
Fri May 11 15:01:08 UTC 2007

HI  Luis,
Is this a new machine with sata drives?
if so then you can go into bios turn off hd1, and install on number 2, and
then just go into bios each time eyou want to use Ubuntu.
It is a little pain, but that why you never have to worry about messing up
And you can select either depending on your choice.


On 5/11/07, Luis Mondesi <lemsx1 at> wrote:
> Get supergrub, a CD that allows many choices for booting your PC.
> On 5/11/07, Xn Nooby <xnooby at> wrote:
> >
> > I have a work PC that has two HD's, and was thinking of installing
> > Ubuntu 7.04 on the 2nd drive.  I would *not* want to modify the
> > machine's boot process, since this is not really my machine.  Is it possible
> > to install Ubuntu to a 2nd internal drive, and have it not touch the MBR -
> > and then boot from a floppy?  That way, when I am done with the PC, I could
> > just remove the floppy and reformat the 2nd drive.  If I clobbered the 1st
> > drive, it would be "bad", so I do not want to risk doing that.
> >
> >
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