To make a long story short, I have two disks in my system. One is a Windows-dedicated 512GB disk. That’s all I need for windows. That one id called “Disk 0”.
I need to install Fedora Linux on my secondary, 1 TB disk.
My secondary drive (1TB - Disk 1) is sitting there unused. It used to be my dual-boot Fedora-Windows., But when I bought the 512GB disk, and had the Geek Squad install a new version of Win 11. But of course, the Geek squad doesn’t know beans about Linux. But I restored my data from backups, and that was that.
So “Disk 1”, my secondary drive w/ 1TB storage is designated as the Fedora Linux (36) disk. I wiped the disk clean, and then installed it through Windows diskmgmt, as a Simple Drive, with the Drive letter “D” attached to it. I had to use exFAT because in Windows, the only other choice was NTFS.
When installing Fedora, I always use the "automatic partitioning scheme, so I figured it wouldn’t really matter about exFAT.
In any case, after several false starts, I realized I didn’t know how to tell the installer on the second drive. My fear is that I might inadvertently damage my Windows disk, which I have to use for my work.
Any advice on how to install Fedora Linux on a secondary drive?