Can you make a Slave Drive bootable?

Question

Hello

Can you make a Slave Drive bootable? I want to install a slave drive with a different O.S. on my computer. I now you can have two OS on the same hard Drive with different Partitions but I don't now if you can have two different hard Drives with one different O.S. on each drive.

If so how can I do that.

Answer

This question was answered on November 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think that depends on your BIOS If it lists IDE0 to IDE3 etc then you are in.

You are going to need a bootloader to handle the 2 systems or do it the long way by switching with the BIOS.

MS-DOS or Win9x will only boot from the primary disk OTOH, 2K/XP or Linux will boot from most any disk You'll still have to have a boot manager on the primary boot partition to select the O/S you're booting...

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 29, 2004