Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:07 PM
I've been using a Ubuntu live CD on and off for awhile, first time I used a Ubuntu Live CD was when 7.04 was released. I was thinking of installing Ubuntiu, as I've been using that off the Live CD. The only reason I'm not sure is I was thinking of giving PCLinuxOS and Mandriva a try (Both have a Live CD also). I was thinking of trying the Live CD of Fedora and Freespire just for the heck of it, though I likely would not go with them.
As for partitioning, I realize there are reasons for the partitioning with Linux, the same as there are with reasons to do it with Windows. However, I just don't want to Partition the hard drive. I'm just not a fan of it, hence my question about installing the Dual Boot system with no partitioning, on 2 different hard drives on the same computer (1 HDD per OS). Also, since I usually try to keep my info backed up, and if I re-install the OS, I'll rather completely wipe the HDD using something like DBAN before re-installing it, partitioning a HDD so you keep info when re-installing is kind of pointless to me.
I will not install Linux on the same HDD as windows. I have 2 hard drives, and I want 1 hard drive for Linux, one for Windows, no partitioning. The reason I was asking how to do this is because, obviously, one will be the primary drive and the other won't, and the BIOS will obviously try to boot off the primary drive, not the 2nd hard drive the other OS is on, and I wanted to be able to choose which OS/HDD to boot off of at boot up.
I actually don't know anyone who will give me crap for running Linux on 1 HDD and Windows on the other. I convinced a friend to use his 2nd PC for Linux 2+ years ago, he went with Ubuntu. I have several other friends looking into it. Installing Linux in this manner is something I've been telling them I'm doing for years, I'm just now getting around to it.