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Alcor
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Posted:5/19/2009 12:20:00 AM # 1
Hi !
Does the bios had the option for menu during the boot ?? ussusally F8

I want to choose betwen 2 differents HDDs ...

Thanks !

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stealth
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Posted:5/19/2009 12:52:00 AM # 2

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Author: Alcor Posted: 5/19/2009 12:20:00 AM

Hi !
Does the bios had the option for menu during the boot ?? ussusally F8

I want to choose betwen 2 differents HDDs ...

Thanks !

After the single beep try F8 or F5.

stealth

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Alcor
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Posted:5/19/2009 1:25:00 AM # 3

F8 ---> windows startup menu ...

F5 ---> Nothing

:-(

Does the mother have the option ? ?

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Posted:5/19/2009 1:50:00 AM # 4
I don't know any other shortcut, F8 at the motherboard's logo screen should launch the boot manager.

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Posted:5/25/2009 1:10:00 AM # 5

I don't think separate hard disk are bootable due to the PATA concept, with Master and Slave. Not even if two Master hard disks have separate Operative Systems (OS). BIOS will choose only one. Don't think it will work, but have all options enabled in Boot Sequence.

What OS have you got? Dual Boot can be managed with two different Windows versions on different partitions on the same hard disk.

This I don't know, but it should be possible: Have a PCI-card hard disk controller, and one of the hard disks attached to it. If you want to boot from that you can use the Boot Sequence menu in BIOS.

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Posted:5/25/2009 1:25:00 AM # 6
I cheated and had a look in the manual. The only thing that gives you some good news is, and I quote p 2-25, about Boot Menu:

IDE Hard Drive
This field allows you to select which hard drive to use in the boot sequence. Pressing Enter will show the product IDs of all connected hard disk drives. /End of quote.

Would mean you enter BIOS, hit Del, and select another disk each time you want to boot to a different OS. If it is found, select it, Esc-key, and Save&Exit.

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