Best way to make machine multi-boot
frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Wed Dec 11 16:01:16 UTC 2013
I shall probably regret asking but.... :-)
What's the best way to set up an HD to boot multiple operating systems
in this day and age?
My natural inclination is to go for boot0, but <gasp> I'm prepared to
consider the possibility it may not be the best. What I want to do is
get a few versions of Linux and *BSD on one drive - for testing
purposes. It might be handy to have FreeBSD on there as well, and
possibly Windows or Indiana.
Normally I use one OS per drive, if I really want to run something else,
but in this case I'd need too many drives.
So, boot0, lilo - or something else like plop or gag or even Windows XP
thing-whatever-its-called? What's the smart money on? I've not done this
kind of thing in a very long time and I'm worried about unexpected
gotchas with partitions/slices, MBR vs GPT or the PITA OS I install
last zapping the whole lot.
Yeah, I'm blatantly attempting to learn from other people's mistakes here.
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