How do I set up multiple HDD?
I can see that there are other similar threads, but many relate to older versions of Ubuntu or take a slightly different tact.
The setup is thus: I have one computer with one SATA drive in it. When the computer, which was Windows, crashed some months ago I opted to switch to Ubuntu rather than re-obtain Windows (I had lost the CD/Key, it was a mess)- even though at the time Windows was better suited to my needs.
I popped Ubuntu on and everything has been going swell, love it, learning it and so far it has been meeting my needs.
For a number of reasons (which aren't particularly important) I've found myself thinking that I would like to have another boot option of Windows for certain particular tasks but primarily use Ubuntu.
I have seen much on installing Ubuntu on a partition from Windows but fewer things on Windows from Ubuntu, especially if it is from a second harddrive and not a partition.
I guess my overarching question is: is there any great difficulty in popping a second harddrive in, and installing windows on it? I don't know much about the mechanics of all this, but my thought turned to whether there would be 'competition' of any sort between the drives for boot priority, or if there would be trouble even if I booted into Ubuntu with the Windows drive still 'running' in the background and whether things like ram and video card compatibility would come into problem?
It seems like most people go the other way from Windows to Ubuntu--would it be easier to just install Windows then partition and then install Ubuntu back onto a partition of the same harddrive and restore everything from a backup?
Much thanks, steadily learning and loving it,