I’m rewriting this as the original was a little verbose.
I tried running a dual boot HDD so I could pick between XP and Linux. It worked well, but I need Windows apps for work stuff, and my wife just doesn’t want to learn Linux. Meaning when I booted to Linux, she found the system of little use other than Firefox and messaging. I then realized the only reason I want Linux at this point is to use Putty to tunnel to the system from work. (Hell, this is going to be verbose no matter what.)
I config’d what seems like a decent SSH program for Windows, but I’d rather just have a second system to run Linux to do it from. So I decided I’m running this on XP and networking the linux system. I have everything I need except the motherboard and case, which I’m getting next weekend.
Anyway, I have a 6GB HDD I picked up and want to get it set and ready for the new box.
So, long story short (too late) I’m installing Linux to it (it’s physically in the main box). I’m going to boot from the liveCD and install it, but a question about getting to it.
After the install, I assume I have to change the BIOS to boot from the 6GB drive first, right? Then reboot and change the BIOS to boot from the main HD? Leaving it that way when I build the new box?
An incredibly simple answer, answered in the question, I’m sure. I just want to make sure. And pick up any tips I don’t know about.
Thanks in advance for any advice, and apologies for being too wordy.