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Dual/Triple boot with multiple storage devices

I will have a computer with a 256gb SSD boot drive with a HDD storage drive.

I would possibly like 2 or 3 OS's to boot into but don't want to fill up the SSD. Can I install some of the OS's on the HDD and still be able to boot to either drive without going into the bios every time or using 3ed party programs?

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    That depends on what you are using to manage your boot order.

    Trying to run multiple OS on baremetal is going to be a pain no matter how you do it. For the most part, you can use the windows boot manager to configure multiple installations of windows, but it kinda sucks shit at *nix environments.

    so if you're running pure windows, just use the windows built in boot manager.

    If you're trying to run multiple linux distros on bare metal, you'd just use grub and partition off as needed.

    Either way, I wouldn't recommend doing this as it would be a pain in the ass, you'd be better off getting a system that can run a hypervisor and running your OSs in a VM.

    Shadowfire
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