I have a spare HDD sitting around I'd like to put Win XP on; it's currently formatted/mounted as an extra NTFS volume on my Ubuntu 9.10 install.
If I install XP on the drive, will it wipe-out/modify my existing MBR? I haven't dealt with Windows in so long, I can't remember how it behaves when dual-booting from a separate disk.
Here's the setup I have:
- Primary Drive: 3-partition, ext4: /home, /, swap
- Secondary Drive: 1-partition, NTFS
My concern is wiping out the MBR which allows me to boot into my Linux system. Since it's being installed on a separate volume, I would expect my Linux data to be safe; I'm just not sure if it will screw up the MBR, causing me more headaches when trying to boot into Linux.