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2nd Hard drive
« on: April 19, 2019, 04:33:06 pm »
Currently dual booting W8 pro with Mint 19.1 is it worth getting a 2nd hard drive( cheap enough) and loading the OS separately?

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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 12:30:19 am »
I would, if one becomes corrupt it doesn't (necessarily) take the other with it.
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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 09:03:34 am »
I though that was one of the reasons but are there any other benefits.Also would it be quicker to copy my files across and reinstall Mint or could I clone my set up as whole and put it on new drive?

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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 01:08:24 pm »
Yep you can clone from one drive to another (as long as the recipient drive is the same size or larger).
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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 08:25:55 am »
Thanks mark ;)

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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 06:14:22 am »
Am I right in thinking that any Windows files i have copied/ moved to Mint from the mounted Windows (device) will no longer be usable once the OS's are moved to separate drives?
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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 09:00:24 pm »
Not sure what you mean ?

'files' as in docs/pics/etc ? .. they should be fine.
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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 08:27:12 am »
Sorry Mark try and make it clearer.When I first installed Mint as a duel boot in case the windows side became corrupted I copied my docs,pics music  to Mint from the Windows side.So once Mint is on it's own drive obviously music/ pics will work but how about the other windows created docs.?

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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 10:09:15 am »
Well I can't say for sure because I don't know what created the files, but it's pretty likely they'll open in something Linux .. I mean things that opened in Microsoft Office (rtf/doc/docx/xls/xlsx/etc.) should open in LibreOffice, etc.

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Re: 2nd Hard drive
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 03:51:42 pm »
Cheers Mark....  :)

 


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