Ubuntu – Dual boot. Install 2nd OS on separate drive

dual-boothard drive

I currently have Kubuntu running on a large SATA drive. I am considering setting up KXStudio to dual boot. Rather than messing up my current partitions I am thinking of adding an old IDE drive and installing KXStudio there. I'll probably share the swap and data partitions.

Any potential pitfalls with this?

I've not dual-booted multiple Linuxes before. Is KXStudio likely to set up GRUB for me?

Best Answer


  • Is based on Ubuntu and uses the Ubiquity installer which should detect any previous Ubuntu installations and add them to GRUB
  • The only pitfall if any is the fact that it will be on an IDE drive so file transfers and the like might be a bit sluggish

Hope this helps

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