Add hard drive to Linux computer

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Hello, i have checked the jumpers on the back and they are right, the school computer came with a 20g hard drive with linux on it, when i boot up linux i can see my other hard drive but when i try to boot to the other hard drive it won.t



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Hello,
Did you connect your harddrive to the other PC and trying to boot from that connected harddrive ?
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When an OS (Windows or Linux) is installed on a computer it is customized to the hardware on the motherboard. You can't expect to move a hard drive between computers and have it boot when it finds new hardware. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Also Linux formatted hard drives are not readable by Windows unless you download special drivers.
i understand that you can,t read a linux platform from windows i don,t want to.
you said that i can,t put my harddrive in a computer that was configured for linux is there a way to unconfigure it so i can put my xp hard drive in it?
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You want to add the old Windows hard drive to the Linux computer?
yes, the linux computer used to be a windows computer but when they gave it to me they were not allowed to leave windows so it only came with linux.so yes i want to add the old windows hard drive to it.
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Sorry I am not a Linux person. I will re-direct your question to our Linux Forum.
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Hi gilbo,
Connect your harddrive and try to repair the OS.
Good Luck.