Although I've never done this, and Microsoft says it's a bad idea...
I know for a fact it can be done. Although it's more tricky than installing it on a second partition inside the same harddrive as the first OS.
I'll have to research it however.
But I can tell you this much.. Once you have the OS installed on the second HDD; ( before doing that, you must HIDE the partion for the first OS. Partition magic can do this. Also considre the GDISK dos command from norton ghost )
start by hiding the first OS, then install the second OS. Once the second OS is installed, theoretically it should boot up to only that one.
Hide the second OS, unhide the first OS, mark the partition for the first OS as ACTIVE, boot ur first os, and install a boot menu. PQ BootMagic is excellent.
You'll have to tell your boot menu however to hide the drives on the first hdd if ur os on the second hdd is to be detected. you must hide ALL partitions on the first harddrive ( that's what i read ) when you want to boot the second OS
to boot the first OS, just tell the boot menu to hide the second OS partition, and it should work..
Again, i have to research this more, so give me a few days... Unless someone else already knows the answer
Edited by Vaillant, 09 January 2006 - 05:37 PM.