Advice Needed on Multi-Boot Systems between two Hard Drives
Posted on 2004-04-09
I currently have two hard drives: a Master (80GB) and a Slave (120GB). The Master has both Mandrake Linux and Windows installed on it; I use LILO to select the OS I want to boot.
What I would like to achieve is a bootloader (LILO or otherwise) that will allow me to boot to these OSs as well as the Slave HDD. I would then like to be able to use the Slave to try out various other OSs for purposes of experimentation, but I need a solution with no risks whatsoever - I always want the Master drive to be kept safe, accessible and bootable.
I understand that some OSs overwrite the Master Boot Record when installed, so how do I keep the bootloader in place no matter what? And would I need to change the Slave drive to being a Secondary Master?
Thanks in advance.