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    Default Booting BT5 On Slave HD

    Well Im very new to BackTrack, and it only makes it harder I have no machine dedicated to running only BT5.
    I do have a new desktop running XP with a terabyte master HD and a 300 GB slave drive. This slave drive was my main drive for my old desktop running XP. I looked into dual booting but I didn't want to mess up my master HD (which I somehow always manage to do). So to run BT5 on my slave drive I would have to format it then change the bios so my slave drive is my master, then install BT5? Would I have to switch the Master and Slave every time I wanted to change OS'? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Booting BT5 On Slave HD

    Quote Originally Posted by chaterbox0 View Post
    Well Im very new to BackTrack, and it only makes it harder I have no machine dedicated to running only BT5.
    I do have a new desktop running XP with a terabyte master HD and a 300 GB slave drive. This slave drive was my main drive for my old desktop running XP. I looked into dual booting but I didn't want to mess up my master HD (which I somehow always manage to do). So to run BT5 on my slave drive I would have to format it then change the bios so my slave drive is my master, then install BT5? Would I have to switch the Master and Slave every time I wanted to change OS'? Thanks in advance.
    If your bios supports booting external devices, then you'll only have to choose your boot drive once you install BT. Make sure you install grub to the external drive though.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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