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#1 audioAl

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:37 AM

Morning guys, I recently built the above rig and may want to install a 500 gig Seagate SATA drive to use for Vista 32 bit. Will I see both drives or how can I tell from boot? Do I need to do anything in Bios? See, I am running openSUSE in the first slot. Thanks for all replys,Alan
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

Is the Linux drive IDE or SATA ?

I know on a single HD with 2 partitions [each treated as a drive] that with Kinux & Windows installed you get a option as to which OS to start as boot .
I'm not sure if it works the same with 2 actual [seperate] drives though.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:38 PM

Is the Linux drive IDE or SATA ?

I know on a single HD with 2 partitions [each treated as a drive] that with Kinux & Windows installed you get a option as to which OS to start as boot .
I'm not sure if it works the same with 2 actual [seperate] drives though.

Joe thanks for the response, It's SATA, I want to install another drive, SATA and use Vista OS, mainly for music. Can you tell me if I should install Vista in the first SATA connection ??
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

I'm not real familure with dual boots on seperate HD's using Linux & Windows.

I don't know if you will get a automatic boot loader that offers the option of which drive to start.

You might want to google it to get more accurate info , here,

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=D...mp;oq=&aqi=
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:30 PM

the grub loader should be able to do it, but why dont u play music with openSuSe? I had openSuSe on my machine for awhile and it played music fine. :D

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 03:59 PM

I've not had any problem playing musc with Ubuntu .
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:17 PM

I tinkered around with Kubuntu for a while on a two hard drive setup. If you install Windows first then Linux, the GRUB bootloader will handle loading, Using two drives is a good idea as you don't have to worry about partitions, you just tell the installer to use a disk and off it goes. As for music, I was able to listen to most of my music through Amarok. The only problem I had was with lossless files. I had to convert WMA Lossless to another format for playback.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:20 AM

Thanks guys, I'll keep trying Amrock, but, the line in to my 5.1 isn't working for some reason>??
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