[Advice] hard drive switch and bootloader
I have my hard drive that i would like to change with another one (empty) to install a clean copy of XP/Leopard on it. The hard drive that i have in my laptop right now has XP/Linux 8.04 dual boot on it.
Here's my question: can i just change my hard drive, install XP and Leopard on my new drive and use it, then if i want to re-use my old hard drive with the dualboot, just pop it back in and i can boot normally in XP or Linux?
I guess that i want to know if the bootloader is on the hard drive itself, and not on my machine. Both hard drives would have each their own bootloader, and would i have no problem in switching between them?
i have my XP/linux drive
take it out, put new empty drive in
install XP on new drive and then OS X through x86project (Kalyway)
take out new drive with OS X
put old drive back in with XP/Linux and have no problems whatsoever.
I really need to make sure that i can still use my old drive afterwards, so that i don't lose my old XP/Linux with all my files and programs (quite important). If it is not possible, then it would mean i don't totally understand it, and i'll just leave it as is.
thanks to all who can help me! im not that much of a hardware genius and some people here are quite apt at it, so any help would be much appreciated!