LinuxWorld.com: The best multiple-boot utility
Jan 30, 2002, 09:09 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"My sister asked me for the easiest way to install and
boot multiple operating systems on the same machine. There are
dozens of alternatives for the ambitious Linux guru, but the
operative word here was "easiest." While she's perfectly capable of
learning the gory details about boot records, BIOS limitations, or
which operating systems refuse to boot unless they're convinced
they are installed on the first partition of the first drive, she
was in a hurry and wanted the quickest, easiest way to install
Windows 98, Windows NT, and Linux and then boot between them.
This is an easy question, because I've installed and booted just
about every combination of operating systems imaginable. My
favorite solution has always been System Commander by V
Communications . System Commander has always performed so well for
me that I don't recall the last time I ever worried about which
operating systems were finicky about how I partitioned the drives.
System Commander usually managed those gory details for me
In the interest of saving her time and money, however, I browsed
the Web to see if there was a decent open source alternative."