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    Default Replace HDD

    Have tower with:
    HDD with Ubuntu 9.10.
    Grub bootloader loading Ubuntu,then Vista boot loader (left over from W7 trial)
    then XP pro as, (older version of windows)
    HDD used as back up for documents etc (booting not required)
    3rd HDD is blank 80 GB.
    I want to replace 3rd HDD with a sata drive that all ready has XP installed
    and was bootable.If I just swap the drives for a start nothing nasty should happen.???
    Then how should I remove Vista boot loader and have all HDDs boot from GRUB.
    I have latest "Super Grub" CD
    I really want second opinion before I open up my precious box and start playing
    with the innards.
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    Default Re: Replace HDD

    It may BSOD. When you swap drives from different machines over it does not always work, espec. with XP.

    As for letting GRUB do all the hard work....just modify the menu.lst file to add the new entries..


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    Default Re: Replace HDD

    Thanks 4 that.I may try setting it up as an external drive.
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    Default Re: Replace HDD

    What if I put the new disk in as slave then format it:
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    Default Re: Replace HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by kjaada View Post
    What if I put the new disk in as slave then format it:
    Then you'd have a freshly formatted drive


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