02-20-2012, 02:48 AM
Hey everybody, first post. So ive been scouring the internet for two days trying to figure this out, and ive finally broken down and made an account so i can ask myself.
Ive got an early 2008 macbook. I removed the superdrive because its noisy, heavy, and i never used it. I replaced it with a HDD caddy that has a PATA to SATA converter built in. So inside this caddy, i currently have a blank 500GB HDD.
In the regular SATA bay, is a 640GB HDD, with the latest and fully updated Snow Leopard installed. Ive already got reFit installed on here.
Ive got an external disk drive, and original install disks for Windows 7, SL, and Ubuntu.
What i want to do is to install Windows 7 (and eventually also Ubuntu) on the 500GB secondary HDD. I know that the PATA to SATA is gonna be slow. Dont care.
Heres where i need help: I cant figure out how to install windows on the second hard drive. ive used refit to attempt to boot from the install disk. ive tried to use boot camp from within os x. install disk with reFit fails from some error, and bootcamp doesnt even show the option to install on the second HDD.
I guess my last option would be to triple boot on the first HDD and to split the second HDD into three storage spaces, but that completely sucks.
I know that its possible to triple boot on a single disk. Can dual or triple boot be done on multiple hard drives?
R I need a guide for dual booting Windows 7, SnowLeopard on two seperate HDD's on my early 2008 macbook.