[solved]Help Installing windows on another hard drive

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[solved]Help Installing windows on another hard drive

Postby jamsterthecool on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Hi,

Though there are many guides to install linux on a separate partition. Or install linux on another hard drive from a preexisting windows .

I haven't managed to find a guide for installing windows on a new hard drive , on a machine with linux already installed . So when Grub loads up it lists a menu to boot into either operating system .

Can someone please point me to a guide that will help ?.
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Re: Help Installing windows on another hard drive

Postby jamsterthecool on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:24 pm

Ok I found one https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta ... wHardDrive

Though it is written with ubuntu in mind .Will it be ok for LMDE too ?
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Re: Help Installing windows on another hard drive

Postby usbtux on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:03 pm

yes
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: Help Installing windows on another hard drive

Postby Flemur on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:47 pm

If you can select the boot device w/BIOS, it's much better to keep the two OSs separate (IMHO) rather than making windows depend on grub.
- disconnect the linux disk (power off, etc)
- install windows on the other disk.
- connect the linux disk.
- reboot and select OS w/BIOS.
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Re: Help Installing windows on another hard drive

Postby jamsterthecool on Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Flemur wrote:If you can select the boot device w/BIOS, it's much better to keep the two OSs separate (IMHO) rather than making windows depend on grub.
- disconnect the linux disk (power off, etc)
- install windows on the other disk.
- connect the linux disk.
- reboot and select OS w/BIOS.


Thanks ! I was getting so into the idea of using grub.I completely overlooked the simplest & safest method .
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