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slaving old hard drive to new computer

by gamedreamer / February 15, 2007 1:50 AM PST

I was thinking of using an old hard drive as a slave to my new hardware and creating a dual boot system with it. I've run into problems with dual boot machines not recognizing the second hard drive. Anyone know why this would happen?

There isn't a seperate bios configuration per operating system is there?

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questions
by linkit / February 15, 2007 2:04 AM PST

There is a proper procedure for installing a second hard drive and creating a dual boot system. What computer model? What hard drive model number? What operating systems do you want to have installed?

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installing linux on second hard drive
by gamedreamer / February 15, 2007 2:39 AM PST
In reply to: questions

I was thinking of installing Linux on the second hard drive. I currently have Windows 2000 server. Haven't gotten around to upgrading that since I don't upgrade unless I am forced to upgrade.

I built the PC myself. I'll need to post the specs when I get home since I don't know off the top of my head.

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Windows does not boot from said slave unless...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 2:32 AM PST

We do a repair install to that install. It's a nutty thing that you have to deal with. Even more nutty when you deal with Windows versions prior to 2000.

Not busted, just coded that way.

Bob

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