I want to install Ubuntu with the intention of slowly transitioning from Windows to Ubuntu. I currently have an SSD with Windows (and Windows Boot Manager) which I don't want to touch.
I have another SSD in my PC which is completely blank. I would like to install Ubuntu on this drive without affecting Windows or Windows Boot Manager, so that GRUB is installed on it for Ubuntu. This way, if I choose not to use Ubuntu, it being installed on the second SSD will have no impact on Windows. I will not see GRUB when booting to Windows.
My thinking is to remove the current SSD (just to make sure I don't overwrite it accidentally), install Ubuntu normally, then plug the other SSD back in. Then, in my UEFI, set the boot priority to:
- Windows Boot Manager (1st SSD)
- GRUB, Ubuntu or whatever label it appears as
Will this work? I really don't want to get rid of Windows Boot Manager for my Windows install.
(I have seen other questions similar to this, but none quite seem to answer my question)