Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

2nd HDD Vista Ultimate


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 audioAl

audioAl

  • Members
  • 426 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seadrift,Tx.
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:58 AM

Morning Guys, I wish to install a new 500 gig Seagate drive and use Vista as the OS. Will I have problems or conflict's with my 1st drive that is openSUSE 11.0?? Thanks for the options, if any. Alan
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit/Intel e5300 cpu/ASRock G41M-LE mainboard/G max4500 onboard graphics/4gigs OCZ 800Mhz ram/ VIA onboard HD Vinyl audio/Yamaha RX-V465 HT receiver/ Cambridge SoundWorks and Infinity RS1001 speakers

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 DeathStalker

DeathStalker

  • Banned
  • 868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:50 AM

Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:59 PM

I think you will, but it can be overcome. LOL I can't find the thread I'm looking for to link you to. If you don't get an answer here, I'll direct you to the forum that I can't find the thread on lol. The guy who answered that one is still a mod over there and he is using a SUSE/Vista dual boot still I think.

#3 audioAl

audioAl
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 426 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seadrift,Tx.
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:49 AM

I think you will, but it can be overcome. LOL I can't find the thread I'm looking for to link you to. If you don't get an answer here, I'll direct you to the forum that I can't find the thread on lol. The guy who answered that one is still a mod over there and he is using a SUSE/Vista dual boot still I think.

Thanks Deathstalker, I may need to move the topic to Linux/Unix, but, lol, I do strange things w/computers.
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit/Intel e5300 cpu/ASRock G41M-LE mainboard/G max4500 onboard graphics/4gigs OCZ 800Mhz ram/ VIA onboard HD Vinyl audio/Yamaha RX-V465 HT receiver/ Cambridge SoundWorks and Infinity RS1001 speakers

#4 exile360

exile360

  • Members
  • 100 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:17 AM

Yes, I believe you'd have to install Vista, then reinstall the Linux boot loader as the Vista one won't see a Linux partition/drive as bootable, only other Windows installations. I'm pretty sure EasyBCD can do it, in fact I came across this article explaining the basics, so you should be able to use it running it from Vista to alter the bootloader :huh: .

#5 audioAl

audioAl
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 426 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seadrift,Tx.
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:30 AM

Thanks Exile, I'll check this out, looks like a great free program, someone needed to do this long ago. I enjoy Linux but a lot of my music files are Flac and the HDD's (2) 5oo gigs, are windows prepared. Cheers! Alan
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit/Intel e5300 cpu/ASRock G41M-LE mainboard/G max4500 onboard graphics/4gigs OCZ 800Mhz ram/ VIA onboard HD Vinyl audio/Yamaha RX-V465 HT receiver/ Cambridge SoundWorks and Infinity RS1001 speakers

#6 exile360

exile360

  • Members
  • 100 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:14 PM

You're welcome :huh: . It is a great (and yes, free) program. I had to use it long ago when I first installed Vista RTM because I kept XP Pro installed on a different hard drive and had to manually configure Vista's bootloader to detect XP so I'd have the choice to boot from it.

#7 audioAl

audioAl
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 426 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seadrift,Tx.
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:40 AM

You're welcome :huh: . It is a great (and yes, free) program. I had to use it long ago when I first installed Vista RTM because I kept XP Pro installed on a different hard drive and had to manually configure Vista's bootloader to detect XP so I'd have the choice to boot from it.

I tried to install a 500 gig Seagate drive. I unplugged the Linux 320 Seagate and used the 1st SATA slot to load Vista. It said windows could not find the HDD drivers! Darn! What now???
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit/Intel e5300 cpu/ASRock G41M-LE mainboard/G max4500 onboard graphics/4gigs OCZ 800Mhz ram/ VIA onboard HD Vinyl audio/Yamaha RX-V465 HT receiver/ Cambridge SoundWorks and Infinity RS1001 speakers




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users