I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a 400GB hitachi drive. I know they are older drives but they are still running strong.
I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and /swap directors & data were left on the SATA unchanged. I did try various means to save the original system from the old SSD and to restore on the new SSD. It did not work.
I'm having pretty aggravating problems with my WD15EARS and WD20EARS sata hard disks running with my Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod....aspx?pid=3758). I'm booting off of a smaller seagate sata drive and I manage to start up in about 45 seconds from grub to login (also odd since I'm running a 6-core 3.2ghz processor).
I have 2 separate Hard Drives. One is SATA the other IDE. Windows 7 is installed on SATA drive and the other is a blank IDE hard drive. How can I install Ubuntu on the second IDE hard drive without removing or overwriting Windows 7 installed on the 1st SATA drive? I want to be able to dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.4