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> How to install windows in seconday hard drive, SL is on primary one
tompham
 Posted: Oct 16 2014, 05:01 PM
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Hi all

I have SL install on first hard drive and I want to install windows 7 on second hard drive. Someone told me I can disconnect first hard drive and install on second and connect back, but I m not sure it works and how to do it? I need help from forum members show me step how to do it since I have no experience on this. Thank you very much
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helikaon
 Posted: Oct 16 2014, 10:25 PM
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Hi,
welcome to SL forum.
What is your installed SL version?

Generally speaking yes, disconnect HDD with Linux, install windows on 2nd HDD, reconnect 1st HDD with Linux (so both drives are connected).
Make Linux drive bootable at 1st position at bios and boot off it.
Now you see in linux 2nd drive with windows install as eg /dev/sdb ..

Now you'll just edit bootloader (grub) and add there the path to your windows windows disk. After saving it and reboot, you'll see in reboot menu the choice of SL and win.

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tompham
 Posted: Oct 18 2014, 02:10 AM
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Hi helikaon

I try to edit bootloader but after rebooting PC shows error : BOOTMGR is missing.
Those are my procedure:

1/ fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 808.9 GB, 808888614912 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 98341 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005c423

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 64 512000 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 64 98342 789416960 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5650c986

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb2 13 121602 976657408 7 HPFS/NTFS


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_thucpham-lv_root: 53.7 GB, 53687091200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6527 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_thucpham-lv_swap: 4261 MB, 4261412864 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 518 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_thucpham-lv_home: 750.4 GB, 750411317248 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91232 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

2/ I edit grub by vi /boot/grub/grub.conf
And add those lines at the bottom of script

title Windows 7

rootnoverify (hd1,1)
chainloader +1

Im newbee to linux. Could you help me with my problem? Thanks a lot
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tompham
 Posted: Oct 18 2014, 02:54 AM
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Hi
I did solve the problem. Thanks all
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helikaon
 Posted: Oct 18 2014, 07:03 AM
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QUOTE (tompham @ Oct 18 2014, 02:54 AM)
Hi
I did solve the problem. Thanks all


Hi,
good to hear! :]
Just if you'd have time, post solution to help others - particularly if it was SL7.0 you were working on, as it is still new and not many ppl know ..

Anyway ..:]

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