Dual booting 10.04 & 12.04

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 16:52:28 UTC 2012

On 12/09/2012 09:40 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> I want to start moving from 10.04 to 12.04 by doing a new install.  To 
> avoid downtime and have a fallback position I decided to put 12.04 on 
> a new hard drive.  So I put in the new hard drive and swapped the 
> cables from the 10.04 hard drive to the new one and installed 12.04.  
> I now realize that constantly swapping the cables will be a PITA and 
> completely forgot about dual booting.
> 1. Is there a way now to have them both plugged in and dual boot?
> or
> 2. Do I need to reformat the 12.04 drive and plug them both in and 
> reinstall 12.04.
> Thanks, Jim
I thought that one of the function keys pressed during power up
brings up a bios menu that lets you select which drive to boot from.
If you enter into bios setup, and select boot order, you can select
the CD drive first, driveA second, driveB third, and PEX boot fourth.
So, during power up one of the function keys lets you select which
of these to boot from.

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