Boot Manager - I need to boot from 2 different SATA drives

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by maxpower097, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. maxpower097

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    Ok so I have 3 SATA harddrives. 1. 220GB, 2. 80Gb, 3. 1.5TB. I have Windows XP installed on the 220GB drive and I want to install Unbutu linux on the 80GB drive. Is there a freeware boot manager where I can select to boot from different harddrives? My bios could do it but I'ld have to switch OS's by bios every time. It won't recognize 2 HD's for booting, just 1.
     
  2. shteii01

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  3. stellarpower

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    GAG is good if you're not doing anything complex.
     
  4. tom66

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    When you install Ubuntu it will automatically install a bootloader on your master drive allowing you to select between Ubuntu and Windows. From experience. Never done it across multiple drives, but I have heard of that being done.
     
  5. maxpower097

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    I'm wondering if Unbutu formats the drive as a primary OS drive if it will show up under boot options in bios?
     
  6. maxpower097

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    double post..
     
  7. shteii01

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    What does motherboard documentation say on the subject?
     
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