[CentOS] SATA Switch

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at thenap.com
Tue Mar 30 14:28:21 UTC 2010

I know with Ubuntu if it detects Windows is installed it automatically does all of this.

Never tried with CentOS because we don't use it as a desktop OS.


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Tim Nelson
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] SATA Switch

----- "Matt" <lm7812 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a front panel SATA switch?  I would like to have
> one drive with 'Windows 7' and another with linux on my PC but do not
> want them on the same drive.

There are definitely more elegant ways of doing this, specifically by configuring your bootloader properly. BUT, if you must have a physical mechanism for switching drives, see here:


For that kind of money, I'd spend a few hours getting (more) intimately familiar with GRUB. :-)

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