probably won't work for me: I need windows for music
production software where it is crucial to have
almost zero latency for your soundcard. This won't
work through a virtual machine. I'll use XP on a 2nd
Thanks for the photo! I actually have a laptop and I will installdoing what oldfred did is not hard once you figure out where your IDE/RAID/AHCI options (my board only supports raid on ports 1 to 4)
if your motherboard has 2 controllers you could have one use AHCI and the other use IDE, i could do this on my desktop if i had to
my second drive in the cd tray using this or something similar.
I hope this won't make it more difficult. It shouldn't though,
it's just another port.. Right?
MBR for the second hard drive where I will install windows XP.
So, just to confirm:
Again, what I'm going to do now is that I'll format my rotating
drive using MBR and I will install both linux and XP (XP will be
in the first, primary partition). At some point I will buy a SSD.
I will format the SSD using gpt and I will move my linux
installation from the (MBR-partitioned) rotating drive to the
(GPT-partitioned)SSD, while keeping my rotating drive with the XP
installation; whenever I want to boot windows, I'll get into bios
and I'll switch from AHCI to IDE (I use windows quite rarely so I
don't care it's not convenient).
So, does the above sounds OK? Any issues about moving an installation from GPT partitions to MBR ones?