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Suhail

2 HDD's and want to use Linux

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Hey World!

 

I am in a bit of a dilemma. I currently want to try out and install a copy of Fedora 10 (Don't ask! ;)) and I am not entirely sure how I would go about doing that without totally mucking up my current install.

 

I have 2 HDD's in my PC. Two WD 500GB Drives.

- One whole drive is dedicated to my OSX and has One Partition formatted as GUID (This is my main Mac Partition)

- One drive is sitting there slacking -_-. I want to use this slacker for Linux

 

I know how to switch between the two during boot and all of that is logical. What I want to know is WILL the Fedora Install somehow muck with the other drives boot process. In the end I want a Fedora install on a totally different HDD altogether which only boots if the Hard Disk has been selected using F10. Are there any issues I should be worried about or anything?

 

Thanks all

- Suhail

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One thing you could do is physically unplug the OS X disk before you begin. That way you'll not lose anything, the boot sector won't get written to your 'good' disk, and you can plug it back in and then sort your booting out...

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With previous versions of Fedora i have used during the install process you can select very specifically the drive/partition you want to install to and it will install the MBR to that drive(hd0 or hd1). If it doesnt it is a good idea to get the UltimateBoot CD to recover your MBR.

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I also saw that whilst attempting it on a VMWare Fusion install. I reckon I should just use TheBaron's method of just removing my OSX HDD. I don't mind if the 2nd HDD where Fedora is meant to be installed has it's MBR destroyed or whatever since it doesn't hold any data... yet :(

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