View Full Version : [ubuntu] Simple Dual Boot Help

April 2nd, 2009, 11:44 PM
Hello, I am a linux user that has been using live cds for approx. 5 years now, and was too scared to do an install. Well, I took the plunge, and I'm loving Ubuntu! I just have one problem though. I really want to go full time Ubuntu, but I have a iPod Touch 2G (Full Untethered Jailbroken BTW) and I really would like to keep iPod sync. Here's my dilema.

200GB WD (Internal) Ubuntu
500GB WD (Internal) Vista HomeP
500GB WD (External) No OS, formatted NTFS, backup files.

I would really like to set up a dual boot through GRUB to auto boot Ubuntu, but under selection, pick the Vista install.

These are seperate drives, and I have no partitions.

I also wanted to mention that when installing Ubuntu, I removed both 500GB drives to keep it safe. I was wondering what I should do to get a Dual Boot, of 2 seperate drives, one Vista, the other 8.04.

Thank you,

April 2nd, 2009, 11:49 PM

April 3rd, 2009, 01:36 AM
I seem to have figured it out before I read the reply that the community gave me, (Thank you!)

I plugged in my 2nd HDD added a Windows section to my GRUB list, and it worked!

Just like my WiFi, Bluetooth, Printer, Mouse, Keyboard, External FireWire HDD, all of my internal components (except video card, that needed a restricted driver)

The list just goes on!

Thank You,