I have Windows 8 installed on one of my HDD and I want to install Linux Mint on my unused SSD.
The point is, I want to install another operating system to the unused hard driver in a way, that it does't interfere with Windows 8 default boot sequence. My plan is to use the Boot Option Menu(pressing F12) at boot time to select desired HDD to get different OS running. I don't want Mint to implement a boot loader on my primary storage.
The problem is, I am using Lenovo Ideapad Y500(UEFI firmware) and since it came with Windows 8 pre-installed, I am assuming there is some hardware binding with the OS. i.e. OEM SLP key (Original Equipment Manufacturer - System Locked Pre-installation), One key recovery feature etc etc.
Question is, is there going to be any problem if I just boot from live Linux Mint and install it to my SSD and try to boot it using Boot menu? How I can install Linux Mint without interfering with Windows 8?
I want to keep everything separate from the hardware level.
Edit : Since I am on Laptop I didn't find a way to disconnect/remove my primary HDD without opening it up and I don't want to do that.