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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I've been perusing some of the recent threads here for instructions, and most seem to be step-by-steps for dual boots, or based on other models. I'm curious if anyone has done a clean install to a secondary HD that could be run from a 2nd HDD adapter in the Ultrabay, and differences for an install on an Intel-based T61.

I specifically want to install Lion or Snow Leopard to a empty 160GB drive in my UB. I'd also like to leave room for a Mint install there too, since I won't be doing a dual-boot one on my main HD (Had thought about it). Are there some changes or preparation I should undertake before the OS install to make sure I can then add Linux? (Like using a different bootloader, formatting it differently etc)

I appreciate any advice. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:55 pm 
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I'm still in need, and with a free weekend ahead. ;)

Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:44 am 
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To an OS, there's no difference between internal SATA and Ultrabay SATA.
Lion installer can see both.

If you gonna make ur UB HDD dual-boot, you may have to
- Partition UB HDD as GPT
- Install the Linux first, then the Lion
- Use Chameleon or other darwin bootloader in UB HDD
- Use chain0 method or sth. like that b/c Chameleon cannot chain boot Win in another drive.

You may see my Lion installation post and try it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Thanks!

I don't plan on booting Win7 via the 2nd HD bootloader, and want the primary HD untouched (Don't want to screw with TV button functionality or R&R), so I'd F12 or set the BIOS to boot from the 2nd HD.

adidasprince wrote:
- Partition UB HDD as GPT


I thought three partitions were necessary: One for Lion, one for Linux, and one for storage?

adidasprince wrote:
- Install the Linux first, then the Lion


Without GRUB? Or, should I install GRUB to the Linux partition and have Chameleon chainload? If Chameleon can boot Linux without GRUB, I'd rather avoid the additional process.

adidasprince wrote:
- Use Chameleon or other darwin bootloader in UB HDD


Darwin has no GUI, right? (At least, not that I have seen yet) Chameleon reminds me of Refit, which I'm used to.

adidasprince wrote:
- Use chain0 method or sth. like that b/c Chameleon cannot chain boot Win in another drive.


Since I don't want Chameleon to boot Win 7, should I avoid that?

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install grub to the partition, not to the MBR


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