Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Apr 2006 21:20 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There are so many ways to boot alternative OSes to common PCs these days. What's your prefered way? Read for a quick introduction to the most common methods and then let us know about your prefered way of booting alternative OSes to your PC by taking the poll.
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BeOS bootmanager
by JacobMunoz on Tue 11th Apr 2006 15:32 UTC
JacobMunoz
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2006-03-17

...is my favorite. Simply because it is very basic (arrow up/down and spacebar), and it works for everything I've ever needed.

I partitioned two physical drives, one with many smaller partitions (2 to 9 GB each x 7 partitions) for operating systems, and a second 60GB drive with one big FAT32 for all my audio, video, and data. Since almost every OS has FAT support, this has worked out very well. I'm running that machine with a 766Mhz Athlon CPU - so I haven't given virtualization much of a try as it only has 382MB ram (I like old machines - with old OS's). I'm not so much a glutton for punnishment as I am nostalgic for the days of clean, efficient platforms.

Running installed:
*Win98SE
*BeOS Max edition
*Fedora Core 5
*FreeBSD 6

...and I play with the following LiveCDs in my free (rare) time:
*FreeDos
*Plan9
*Bluebottle
*SkyOS
*ReactOS
(bluebottle is quite interesting if you have the time to learn oberon)

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