daul boot/dual HDD's

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  1. electro rc

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    ok, so i'm getting a copy of windows vista soon and was wondering what i need to do to run vista on one HDD and linux on a second HDD (obviously not at the same time). they are running through a pata ide cable. will they both need to be set to master? if so, will having them both on master affect anything?
     
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  3. electro rc

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    thanks, that should be helpful.
     
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    Install Vista first though.
     
  5. electro rc

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    i aready have linux installed on the 120GB HDD.
     
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    I can't see why it wouldn't work. I've done similar (albeit more manual) with fedora and debian
     
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    windows bootloader is a bit destructive on linux OS's bootloaders - i.e. once you install windows (after linux) you will have to reinstall the linux bootloader to be able to boot into the linux partition again.
     

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