2 hard disks

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 28 23:29:12 UTC 2007

On 11/28/2007 03:03 PM, John Carlyle-Clarke wrote:
> norman wrote:
>> I am setting up a new computer for my granddaughter, installed Edubuntu
>> and everything works without any problem. I have the hdd from the old
>> machine on which is installed Win XP. If I put this old drive into the
>> new computer, along with the new one, could it be made available in case
>> she needs to use windows for a game or something? I presume that the old
>> drive would have to be set as a slave but what else needs to be done
>> please?
> Am I right in thinking that the Windows drive is from a different PC?  
> If so, you can probably forget it - I'd be surprised if Windows will 
> boot.  You may find that it will after you do a repair installation (I 
> suggest you do that with the drive as the only drive connected to avoid 
> the Windows installer munging your Linux install).  It may be easier 
> just to re-install Windows.

Read my post in this thread.  Of course windows will boot if it was the
boot drive to begin with. I've just finished 4 systems doing exactly the
same. Did not need to reinstall, just added the windows drive as the
slave & configured menu.lst & fstab accordingly.

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