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Installing 2nd Hard Drive


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#1 craneop

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:50 PM

Hello all, I would like to install ubuntu ( xp already installed) on my machine. I have the space to add a 2nd hard drive. Will this be as easy as installing 2nd hard drive (as slave),and installing ubuntu there. I assume that will give me the dual boot option that i'm looking for. I have been reading up on this issue and feel that i have a fairly decent understanding. I don't want to begin until i'm sure I have all the info i need. Are there any surprises that I should be prepared for ? Hard drive suggestions would be appreciated. Any info/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Joe

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Processor Properties:

Manufacturer AMD
Version AMD Athlon™ XP
External Clock 133 MHz
Current Clock 1800 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.6 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation Socket A

Motherboard Name

FIC AM35 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset

VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266

Storage:

IDEController VIA Bus Master IDE Controller


Disk Drive WDC WD800AB-22CBA1 (74 GB, IDE)

Optical Drive TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R1312 (DVD:12x, CD:32x/10x/40x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:29 AM

Hello craneop,

If you open the linux CD you should find a file called wubi.exe This file will allow you it install Linux to the system in a very easy way then if you wanted you can remove it through add/remove.

More info at http://wubi-installer.org/
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:31 AM

Thanks, nigglenush85
I appreciate the input. Joe

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:29 AM

No problem, glad to help.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:03 AM

Keep in mind the Wubi does have some limitations. It cannot hibernate, performance degrades similar to Windows over time due to the file system, and you can have issues with hard reboots. The best way to dual-boot is to have XP on one drive and Ubuntu on the second. You can tell the Ubuntu installer to use an entire drive if you wish. This guide might be of some use.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:23 PM

DJBPace07,Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking to do. Joe




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