Right now I'm dual booted with Win 10 and Ubuntu on a single HD. I bought a second HD and want to install Fedora on it much the same as a dual boot, but I'm not exactly sure how to go about it. Does the fact that this is a clean disk change anything?

When I originally installed Ubuntu, I used the automatic option which installed GRUB and took care of all the partitioning for me. Is there a similar option for Fedora? Is it best to do everything manually?


You can install Fedora on the second HD, and during installation select your first HD as the boot device. Fedora will update GRUB. See : https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/21/html/Installation_Guide/sect-installation-gui-storage-partitioning.html

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  • Would that mean that Fedora couldn't boot without the first disk since that's where GRUB is? – Astrum Mar 6 '17 at 8:44
  • Yes, if you remove the disk where grub is installed you can't boot anymore. – user270301 Mar 6 '17 at 8:46
  • Is there a way around that? I suppose I could install Fedora stand-alone on the second disk and just choose the correct HD from the BIOS, but hat loses some convenience. Is there anyway to keep a single GRUB menu, yet have an independent install? – Astrum Mar 6 '17 at 8:58
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    You could install grub on both disk (after the installation). And in the BIOS select which disk you want to boot from. – user270301 Mar 6 '17 at 9:10
  • There is a way to add linux (and others) to Windows' bootloader, effectively chainloading grub from there. As to how it's done, you'll have to do some searching, since I don't know the specifics. – Mio Rin Mar 6 '17 at 16:39

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