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Old 05-04-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
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what is the best dual boot program to use between MS Windows XP and Red Hat Linux 9
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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its tricky because windows doesn't really like non-microsoft bootloaders. LILO can work but may cause problems with windows. GRUB is decent. Someone I know uses XOSL which works quite fine (so far...).
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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The only ones i have really heard of is LILO and Grub so moswell go with one of them.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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or will windows or linux recognize that u are putting another os on it and create a dual boot
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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use fedora core 3, it has a great boot loader
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I have been using BootItNG and it is a fantastic boot manager with some other neat utillities to go with it. I haven't much experience with linux so I don't know what compatabilities/conflicts it has. But with the free trial period it might be worth a look at as it allows you to put hundreds of OS in as many partitions as you want. I run 5 different windows OS and each one is tagged for what it was set up for with no conflicts for over 2 years.
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:29 AM   #7
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When i installed mandrake along side of XP it used grub and it works find for me
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #8
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GRUB definitely. In anycase, you shouldn't worry bout the bootloader. All GNU/Linux distributions come with GRUB. I believe LILO is out of commision these days. The worst bootloader would be the Windows one.
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