[GLLUG] GRUB dual boot on removable drive

Jan Henkins jan at henkins.za.net
Mon Sep 17 10:52:15 UTC 2018

Hello Henrik,

Here is my lazy-but-practical approach:

I would consider the second hard drive a permanent addition, and invest in an external USB CDRW device. This should support your use-case admirably, and also mean that any future laptop or desktop purchase can be had without an optical drive. 

On 17 September 2018 10:14:55 BST, Henrik Morsing via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>I have a laptop with two drives, one with Windows and one with Linux.
>The Linux installation is in the removable bay that also takes the CD
>drive if needed. Grub boots from the main drive.
>I realised recently that none of this works if I remove the Linux drive
>and put the CD drive in. Looking at how GRUB works, it is clear why.
>So, is there a different way to solve this boot setup? I sometimes need
>the CD drive with Windows, bear in mind.

Jan Henkins 

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