I have a windows 7 computer that I would like to connect a second hard drive to that contains ubuntu. I plan on running that copy of ubuntu inside virtualbox while using windows.
However, I can't seem to load windows if I connect the second hard drive with ubuntu. It starts to load windows and then swiches to a loading bar that says "Windows is loading files" once the bar completes, it does it a second time and then the page empties with just a small dash cursor like you might have on a terminal.
I was able to load both by booting with only the windows 7 drive attached, and then attaching the ubuntu drive via USB after windows loaded.
What would prevent windows from loading when a drive with ubuntu was attached?
- They both are setup as primary drives with a MBR.
- They both showup in the bios.
- They are both using SATA 2 ports and both boot when only they are attached.
I'm using a core i7 system with a gigabyte h61ma-d3v motherboard.