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Have XP installed on hard drive 1 and want Linux on a new second hard drive

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I have XP installed on first hard drive and want Linux on a second hard drive. I don't want to lose anything on my first hard drive. I would like to know if there is anything to watch out for when installing Linux. Are there any problems having Linux on the XP system. How will I decide which OS to use on boot up?
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you shouldn't have any problems installing it on the other HDD, just make sure you dont select your hda1 which will be your first hdd. Also the distro you install will install a bootloader and that will detect you have windows and add it to the boot list the bootloader reads and on boot you'll be able to choose which OS to go into.
Also, last point, if your going to install linux; as precaution, make up you windows work. Thats not because linux will damage your machine its just something that should be done where modifying a system
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Thank you! Can you remind me what hdd is? Hard drive...?
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Hi, HDD = Hard Disk Drive
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