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I have 2 extra HDD in my system and have Leopard 10.5.2 running on VMWare at the moment. I was thinking about dual booting and using one of the spare drives, but I'd like to know if there is any danger in it. Is there a chance that something could get broke, fried, etc? Thanks.

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putting your different OS's on different HD's is probably the safest way. I have XP running on a 40 Gb IDE drive, and Leo4All 109.5.2 on a 40 Gb SATA. And it works, don't ask me why. XP loads first, and from boot.ini I select XP or Leopard (Leopard via chain0). Never had a minute of trouble. No danger of accidently wiping the wrong OS.

 

If you're really paranoid, before you install Leopard, disconnect the power to the other HD (unplug the boxen first....)

 

Heck, most modern mobo's have 4 SATA ports and 1 IDE. Put XP and Vista on the IDE, Then JaS Tiger on the 1st SATA, Ubuntu Linux on the 2nd, Leopard on the 3rd and BeOS on the 4th. Life is for enjoying.

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putting your different OS's on different HD's is probably the safest way. I have XP running on a 40 Gb IDE drive, and Leo4All 109.5.2 on a 40 Gb SATA. And it works, don't ask me why. XP loads first, and from boot.ini I select XP or Leopard (Leopard via chain0). Never had a minute of trouble. No danger of accidently wiping the wrong OS.

 

If you're really paranoid, before you install Leopard, disconnect the power to the other HD (unplug the boxen first....)

 

Heck, most modern mobo's have 4 SATA ports and 1 IDE. Put XP and Vista on the IDE, Then JaS Tiger on the 1st SATA, Ubuntu Linux on the 2nd, Leopard on the 3rd and BeOS on the 4th. Life is for enjoying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XP is loading first becaue in your BIOS you have it set to boot off the XP drive first. If you set it the other way around Im not too sure what would happen but you might get a HFS- Partition error, or a b0 error or something.... or leopard would actualy boot lol.

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