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New build w/ a c300. stuck with dual boot method
12-25-2010, 10:32 PM,
New build w/ a c300. stuck with dual boot method
Hello all,

I am building a new computer and I am stuck. I need to decide how to setup dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu. Should I load each on a different SSD ( two 64GB c300), or on a single SSD (128 c300). I can’t find anything online about the pros and cons between the two methods. What is the best way to accomplish this and why? I have never setup a dual boot system before so I would need instructions for the best method. Lastly, I planned on using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit because of bitlocker. Will bitlocker affect ubuntu and its access to bitlocked devices (other hard storage hard drives on the system?) and will trim work under both methods.

my build specs -

2 c300 64gb (will be used as my boot/app drive) – (I can return for a 128 c300 depending on the best method).
WD Caviar 250gb
Asus P6X58D Premium MoBo
i7 950
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Corsair Dominator 6gb (3x2GB) 1600
Corsair 650hx PSU
GTX460 superclock

Thanks in advance guys
12-27-2010, 02:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-27-2010, 03:00 AM by Hogrock.)
RE: New build w/ a c300. stuck with dual boot method
I've never dual booted a machine from 2 separate hard drives before, but it could probably be done all the same. I usually just partition one HDD into 3 sections. One for each operating system and one for shared files. Just pay attention to the drive letter you're installing the OS to.

Edit: Here's a pretty decent guide:
Beast Mode Engaged! CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.62Ghz 1.25v Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula Ram: 12GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1574Mhz GPU: 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 in Crossfire PSU: Corsair TX950W Optical: Lite-On DVDrw HDD: 2x Samsung F3 500GB in Raid 0 Case: CM HAF 932 See it here!

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