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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hda1: Debian netinstall, GRUB
hda2: other distro (currently SMGL, but I'm thinking of trying ZenWalk)
hda3: Windows
hda5: shared/FAT32

I got tired of the bootloader being done over each time, some distros wouldn't install GRUB (Puppy was my first choice), and DSL crashed too much. So, Debian Stable, which is basically a rescue install and big boot loader config partition.

With hibernation, and using less bloated Linux distros, shutting down and booting back up is typically less than a two minute process.

In the future, I will likely go with separate PCs and a KVM (a Q-Bea for sure, if it ever comes out ;) ).

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