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Guide to Dual-booting

Jun 21, 2010, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Fini Decima for this link. ]

"Dual-booting refers to the concept of installing two operating systems on the same computer, and having the option to choose which one to boot into when the computer is rebooting. Dual-booting is actually a special case of multi-booting, or installing more than one operating on a computer.

"This is a very common practice in the Linux and BSD communities. If you are coming from the Windows world and want to install a Linux or BSD distribution while maintaining your Windows installation, dual-booting is one means of accomplishing that.

"When dual-booting, you may choose to install both operating systems on the same hard drive, or on separate hard drives – if your computer has more than one. Unless you have installed an extra hard drive on your computer, you are most likely going to be installing the second operating system on the same drive as the first one."

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