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hi
I have two harddisks attahced to my system(one 20Gb
Seagate and other 40 Gb Samsung).i am trying to install linux on both of them.but after installing they boot individually but not when both connected.can anyone one tell me how to install with multiple harddisks.


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  • JonathanJonathan Member Posts: 2,914
    : I have two harddisks attahced to my system(one 20Gb
    : Seagate and other 40 Gb Samsung).i am trying to install linux on
    : both of them.
    Seperate distributions on each one? Or just one installation of Linux that can access both disks? Thing to realise is you need a mount for each partition/disk...

    : but after installing they boot individually but not when both
    : connected. can anyone one tell me how to install with multiple
    : harddisks.
    What do you mean "they boot individually"? I assume you've set one drive to be master and the other to be slave?

    Jonathan


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    (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
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  • satishkhatrisatishkhatri Member Posts: 31
    ya u r right.one is Primary master and other Secondary master.
    by individually i mean they both boot when only one disk is attached from which iam booting and other is removed from machine.

    : : I have two harddisks attahced to my system(one 20Gb
    : : Seagate and other 40 Gb Samsung).i am trying to install linux on
    : : both of them.
    : Seperate distributions on each one? Or just one installation of Linux that can access both disks? Thing to realise is you need a mount for each partition/disk...
    :
    : : but after installing they boot individually but not when both
    : : connected. can anyone one tell me how to install with multiple
    : : harddisks.
    : What do you mean "they boot individually"? I assume you've set one drive to be master and the other to be slave?
    :
    : Jonathan
    :
    :
    : ###
    : for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    : (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    : /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");
    :
    :

  • JonathanJonathan Member Posts: 2,914
    : ya u r right.one is Primary master and other Secondary master.
    : by individually i mean they both boot when only one disk is attached
    : from which iam booting and other is removed from machine.
    OK, so let me get this straight:

    Disk 1 - has OS A installed
    Disk 2 - has OS B installed

    When you boot up, you get a list of OSes to boot, and even if Disk 2 has been removed, you still get the option for OS B? Is that what you mean?

    Jonathan



    ###
    for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");

  • satishkhatrisatishkhatri Member Posts: 31

    Thanx Jonathan !
    what i exactly want is to boot from a linux harddisk with another harddisk attahced to the system which also has linux OS. Do bootloader play any role in this ?




    : Seperate distributions on each one? Or just one installation of Linux that can access both disks? Thing to realise is you need a mount for each partition/disk...
    :

  • JonathanJonathan Member Posts: 2,914
    : Thanx Jonathan !
    : what i exactly want is to boot from a linux harddisk with another
    : harddisk attahced to the system which also has linux OS. Do
    : bootloader play any role in this ?
    Yes, the bootloader is the key thing here. When you boot your PC, it looks for bootable devices in the order specified in the BIOS. As soon as it finds one it can boot from, it boots from that device. Other bootable devices are ignored.

    So, what you probably need is a bootloader on one drive (the master one) configured to list the OS on the other disk. Then you will be able select either OS from the bootloader list.

    Jonathan



    ###
    for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");

  • satishkhatrisatishkhatri Member Posts: 31
    i don't know how to do it(bootloader on one drive (the master one) configured to list the OS on the other disk), would u please tell me how to do it.If one harddisk is Primary master then will it matter whether other one is master or slave.
    : : Thanx Jonathan !
    : : what i exactly want is to boot from a linux harddisk with another
    : : harddisk attahced to the system which also has linux OS. Do
    : : bootloader play any role in this ?
    : Yes, the bootloader is the key thing here. When you boot your PC, it looks for bootable devices in the order specified in the BIOS. As soon as it finds one it can boot from, it boots from that device. Other bootable devices are ignored.
    :
    : So, what you probably need is a bootloader on one drive (the master one) configured to list the OS on the other disk. Then you will be able select either OS from the bootloader list.
    :
    : Jonathan
    :
    :
    :
    : ###
    : for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    : (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    : /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");
    :
    :

  • JonathanJonathan Member Posts: 2,914
    : i don't know how to do it(bootloader on one drive (the master one)
    : configured to list the OS on the other disk), would u please tell me
    : how to do it.
    I'm guessing the Linux distribution you installed set up a boot loader when you were installing the distribution? Which bootloader do you have (at a guess, it'll be LILO or GRUB). I've never had to configure one of these by hand, so it's hard to give you step by step instructions on how to do it...

    : If one harddisk is Primary master then will it matter whether other
    : one is master or slave.
    If they are on the same IDE channel, then one has to be master and the other has to be slave. If they are on seperate IDE channels, I'd imagine it's want to be master, unless you had something else connected as master. Be wary of connecting a hard drive to the same IDE channel as a CD or DVD device; I'm sure a hardware guru told me it makes the HDD perform badly.

    Jonathan

    ###
    for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");

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