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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 automatically.

In the interest of saving her time and money, however, I browsed the Web to see if there was a decent open source alternative."

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