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Setting up dual boot with BIOS switching bootloaders?

I have an existing Windows 10 Pro install. I have a spare SSD, actually several, and I would like to install Kubuntu on a SSD.

 

My thought is: Unplug my existing drives, plug in the SSD, install Linux, shutdown, plug everything in, and use the BIOS to select the bootloader.

 

Does this work? Will either OS detect the other and automatically add it to the bootloader?

 

I'm not really opposed to using Grub, or any other Linux bootloader, I just don't want to unintentionally install on the wrong drive and wipe out my data.

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2 minutes ago, Sarra said:

My thought is: Unplug my existing drives, plug in the SSD, install Linux, shutdown, plug everything in, and use the BIOS to select the bootloader.

 

Does this work?

Yes it should be fine.

 

2 minutes ago, Sarra said:

Will either OS detect the other and automatically add it to the bootloader?

When there are kernel/module updates and the grub config is rebuilt it might detect Windows and add it to the list, no harm though. 

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24 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

When there are kernel/module updates and the grub config is rebuilt it might detect Windows and add it to the list, no harm though.

Excellent, thank you. I think I'll go ahead and do this today.

Let me sum up my only thoughts on the Linus Linux challenge response from various Linux enthusiasts: Warning! Nerd Rage has set Friendly Fire to: ON

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