Linux installation question
Posted on 2004-04-07
Before I ask the question I need to strees that I'm a newbie when it comes to linux/unix environmnent, however I recently got fascinated by it and obtained (via my school instructor who works for Sun) the new Sun Java Desktop System and would like to run on my home PC which is now running Windows.
Now I have found resources out there that talk about running two systems on one drive, however the way I want to do this is to buy a seperate HD and run it from there. And here is the question: how do i go about this? I assume I have to conect the new drive as a slave drive and then partition it and set up Linux to install on it. However if it will be a slave drive how will I be able to boot from it without having to change BIOS every time I restart? Is there a way of running two master drives? Or am I just tottaly off base on this. Please let me know and please post any issues/concerns I should look out for. I would really hate to loose my current windows files during the installation, so if you have pointers, etc, I would realy apreciate it.