MULTI-BOOTING LOADERS AND MANAGERS AND BOOT SEQUENCE CONTROL

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I'm preparing to have custom-build shop do PC with three hard disk drives. HDD#1 will be regular/internal sort, 500 GB or less, dedicated drive for LinuxMint 10; HDD#2 will be SATA mobile-rack sort, likely 750 GB, for XP Pro with BrowserLinux on partition; HDD#3 will be SATA mobile rack, 500 GB or less, for trial of various operating systems (each on its own dedicated hard disk), such as PC-BSD, FortressLinux, etc. What are my options for multi-boot loaders, boot managers, etc., and control of boot sequence?

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MULTI-BOOTING LOADERS AND MANAGERS AND BOOT SEQUENCE CONTROL

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  • The actual physical connection to the motherboard, SATA 0, SATA 1 and so on.
  • Put all drives internal. Most modern systems have more than enough space.
  • Put them something like this.
  • SATA 0 (HDD #1) Mint Linux (installed last)–it will probably be labeled sda (or hda).
  • /sda1 about 250 GB /root, /etc, /usr, /boot and so on go here (so does Lilo or GRUB, when finished. 
  • /sda2 about 495 GB for /home.
  • /sda3 remainder of drive, Linux swap <==point ALL Linux installs to that swap space
  • SATA 1 (HDD #2) — 
  • /sdb1 WinXP (about 50 GB) NTFS
  • /sdb2 300 GB NTFS (XP data)
  • /sdb3 remainder of drive BrowserLinux
  • SATA 2 ==> First optical drive.
  • SATA 3 ==> Second optical drive.
  • SATA 4/5/eSATA==> any/all removable drives.
  • In this way everything should stay more or less the same, no matter what you do with the last drive. The only problem will be what the entry in whatever boot loader you use is for the last drive. If you are changing OS on that drive you will probably need to make a generic entry on the bootloader. Maybe pointing it to the bootloader installed on that drive, by whatever OS is on it, at the moment.
  • Install XP, first, then BrowserLinux, then one of the 'test' OS on the third drive. Then Mint and let Mint detect and setup ALL the other entries in the bootloader of choice.
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MULTI-BOOTING LOADERS AND MANAGERS AND BOOT SEQUENCE CONTROL

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Hi good day,

In this kind of issue you my must check the proper jumper setting of you hard drive, just read first the jumper guide setting of hard drive.

Example:

  • First boot of hard drive the jumper setting was in Primary master.
  • Second jumper setting was in primary slave.
  • And next drive secondary slave.
  • Then put all drives internal make sure the hard drives is uniform when you put it all into internal.

 Example:

  • In your motherboard there are 4 socket of SATA internal, first hard drive used for booting, insert second hard drive into second SATA socket and 3rd hard drive,

Thank you, hope you can do it.

Regards;

Henjov22

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