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BOOT MANAGER

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I have win7 - mint.13 - ubuntu 13.04 on seperate hard drives and have been swaping leads to load what I want , I would like a boot loader so I could leave them all plugged in and just select what i want from a menu . what is a good boot loader to use ???

THANKS FOR ANY HELP
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Grub will do it. You need to plug all the drives in and mount them. All that's necessary after that is:

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$sudo update-grub
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catweazel wrote:Grub will do it. You need to plug all the drives in and mount them. All that's necessary after that is:

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$sudo update-grub
THANKS FOR THE REPLY, win7 is SATA 1 - mint is SATA2 - ubuntu is SATA 3 - so I am guessing that I would need a windows boot loader ?????

Thanks for your time
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Grub2 should chain load your windows boot loader. Since your Win drive probably doesn't have Grub2 installed you'll probably have to choose in BIOS which drive boots Grub2, then follow what catweazel posted
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THANKS GUYS FOR ALL YOUR HELP = I changed the leads so that MINT was the first SATA drive then run
[ $sudo update-grub ] and it found all the others , so all works well. SORRY I am a bit slow :-}

THANKS AGAIN :-} ken
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