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> Mandrake - Dual Boot Serial Ata
post Jun 6 2004, 06:58 PM
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Hi All,

I am very very new to Linux and am contemplating dual booting Mandrake 10 and WinXP, with XP on a serial ATA drive and Mandrake on an IDE drive.

I am a tad wary as I tried to dual-boot RedHat 9 and XP on my serial ATA drive but RedHat did not support the serial drive.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me before I head into this?

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post Jun 12 2004, 08:12 PM
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Mandrake 10 works with some serial ATA controllers ... it has much better support for Serial ATA than RH9.

If mandrake doesn't see the serial drive, you may have to change the boot drive in the bios to pick the correct boot device ... or create a floppy of SmartBootManager...and boot form it when you want to boot Mandrake.

If mandrake sees both drives, you should be able to do the install normally...and boot normally.

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