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ym_monkeyym_monkey Member Posts: 13
Hi,
I just got through a Linux install class and now have a dual
booting setup with C: drive partitioned--7 gigs for Windows
and 3 gigs for Red Hat 7.2. However, I'm getting ready to
upgrade by installing a second hard drive for more storage.
I would like to slave the new hard drive to use for Windows
file storage. Is this a really stupid idea, and would
I be better off wiping out the existing partitions and
reinstalling Linux on the second hard drive, or is this actually
doable, and if so, is there any specifics I have to take care
of, as opposed to just popping the slave drive in? I have a
copy of Partition Magic installed, though I'm not really sure
whether that would apply in this case or not.

Thanks!

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  • garwaingarwain Member Posts: 297
    I have computers set up using both methods that you have mentioned and have not had any problems either way.

    From a linux viewpoint I don't see any problems with either method, but from a windows viewpoint you would probably gain a bit in peformance since program files and data are on seperate drives.



    : Hi,
    : I just got through a Linux install class and now have a dual
    : booting setup with C: drive partitioned--7 gigs for Windows
    : and 3 gigs for Red Hat 7.2. However, I'm getting ready to
    : upgrade by installing a second hard drive for more storage.
    : I would like to slave the new hard drive to use for Windows
    : file storage. Is this a really stupid idea, and would
    : I be better off wiping out the existing partitions and
    : reinstalling Linux on the second hard drive, or is this actually
    : doable, and if so, is there any specifics I have to take care
    : of, as opposed to just popping the slave drive in? I have a
    : copy of Partition Magic installed, though I'm not really sure
    : whether that would apply in this case or not.
    :
    : Thanks!
    :

  • ym_monkeyym_monkey Member Posts: 13
    Installed the new drive. Seems to be working nicely, tanks :)

    I have computers set up using both methods that you have mentioned and have not had any problems either way.
    :
    : From a linux viewpoint I don't see any problems with either method, but from a windows viewpoint you would probably gain a bit in peformance since program files and data are on seperate drives.
    :
    :
    :
    : : Hi,
    : : I just got through a Linux install class and now have a dual
    : : booting setup with C: drive partitioned--7 gigs for Windows
    : : and 3 gigs for Red Hat 7.2. However, I'm getting ready to
    : : upgrade by installing a second hard drive for more storage.
    : : I would like to slave the new hard drive to use for Windows
    : : file storage. Is this a really stupid idea, and would
    : : I be better off wiping out the existing partitions and
    : : reinstalling Linux on the second hard drive, or is this actually
    : : doable, and if so, is there any specifics I have to take care
    : : of, as opposed to just popping the slave drive in? I have a
    : : copy of Partition Magic installed, though I'm not really sure
    : : whether that would apply in this case or not.
    : :
    : : Thanks!
    : :
    :
    :

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