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Re: [SLUG] question... multiboot etc.
> Its come to the point where I require to rebuild my personal
> workstation. I was thinking of having the following setup. Just wanted to
> run it by a few of you for comments.
> windows98 (primary Xmb's)
> windows200 pro (primary Xmb's)
OK, I'll throw my bit in. This is actually something that all (6 in
total) of my machines do. If you want to keep 3 different OS's on the
one boot disk, all in primary partitions I reackon this is the way to go:
hda1 - Partition magic (or equivalent boot manager)
hda2 - OS 1 (QNX)
hda3 - OS 2 (DOS / WIN)
hda4 - OS 3 (Linux - can be split into logical drives; hda5
/boot, hda6 / )
hdb, hdc etc do with as you like.
While it wastes one primary partition (with only 1 cylinder needed on
that partition) it does quite nicely ensure that only 1 primary
partition is available to the system at boot. In addition, you can use
lilo as well as long as it is installed on the 'first sector of boot
partition' and NOT the MBR.
Partition magic can also be used to boot from a partion on hdb,
Sounds like a plug for Partition magic, but I actually discovered it
while installing OS/2. It is now the only thing from OS/2 that I use.
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