• We had to restore from a backup today after a failed software update. Backup was from 0000 EDT and restored it at 0800 EDT so we lost about 8hrs. Today is 07/20/2024. More info here.

Could I interchange hard drives to swap OS?

EliKrieger

New Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
10
Reaction score
7
Credits
0
If I were to install Windows 10 on one hard drive and Linux Mint on another, would I be able to change which OS my computer is running on just by swapping the drives?

Please be gentle... I'm not too tech saavy.
 


You can just use 2 drives in one pc and always choose which os u want to boot at startup.
 
The Linux distro u want to install will have a so called "grub" menu. This menu will show up at boot, when it has detected 2 OSs on ur PC. There u can choose what u want to boot.
 
For example a grub menu with Debian and windows xp
DSC_1106.JPG
 
If I were to install Windows 10 on one hard drive and Linux Mint on another, would I be able to change which OS my computer is running on just by swapping the drives?

Please be gentle... I'm not too tech saavy.
Yes. That's how I do it. Only I don't physically swap the drives out. I have two hard drives in my PC with Linux on one and Windows on the other. I use either my BIOS boot menu or the GRUB boot menu to choose which to boot. Works like a charm! :)
 
The Linux distro u want to install will have a so called "grub" menu. This menu will show up at boot, when it has detected 2 OSs on ur PC. There u can choose what u want to boot.
So if I had 2 drives with different OS would it automatically ask me which drive/os to boot from/up on startup? So
Yes. That's how I do it. Only I don't physically swap the drives out. I have two hard drives in my PC with Linux on one and Windows on the other. I use either my BIOS boot menu or the GRUB boot menu to choose which to boot. Works like a charm! :)
Thanks man, read a little more into it and i discovered the magic of dual booting haha!
 

Members online


Top