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Linux.com: Triple-Booting with GRUB, LILO, and Windows XP

Apr 14, 2006, 05:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Wondering how to create a triple-booting system that involves Windows and two Linux distributions--one that uses the GRUB bootloader and the other using LILO? Here's a hands-on procedure that lets you do just that, without tweaking cryptic configuration files and messing with geeky commands.

"When you power on a PC with multiple operating systems installed, software called a bootloader asks you what operating system to boot. A boot loader can be installed on the master boot record (MBR) of your hard disk, or you may install it on the root partition that a Linux distro uses. For x86 hardware, you have the choice of two popular bootloaders in the Linux world--the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) and the Linux Loader (LILO)..."

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