I am looking to install multiboot software and ran across one called
"gag" from open source. This appears to be able to boot DOS, Windows,and
various LINUX operating systems. It also appears to be able to be
installed from any operating system.
OK, enough background.
Here is the question. Does anyone have any experience with this program?
Please be complete with good or bad reasons.
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:42:19 -0500, Bob Miller
<rhmillatenter.net> wrote:>I am looking to install multiboot software and ran across one called
============I am just going down this path, including trying to get an old
laptop with a small hard drive w/W2k to boot Ubuntu Linux from a
usb WD Passport drive, and my main box to boot off a new 300gig
HD for linux only. ( Laptop bios does not allow booting from a
USB device. ) I have tried several freeware packages, and
suggest GRUB [GRand Unified Bootloader]
This should install when you install linux on a windows box.
Note that you will have to log in as "root" [or use sudo and a
text editor Vi/VIM/EMACS] to edit menu.lst which is the config
file for GRUB.
What distro(s) of linux and what version of Windows are you
NB==> I highly recommend making up a floppy boot disk with GRUB
and not touching the base GRUB/menu.lst on your hard drive as a
single period in the wrong place means you can't boot your
computer. <for more info click on
google on < GRUB > for 15.3kk hits.
<GRUB bootloader> for > 1kk hits
<GRUB bootloader floppy> for >250k hits
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Although it is not free, VMware allows you to run several OS'es at the
I run Linux (verious old Mandrake versions, need to update) as the main
system, and run Win2K Pro as the "guest" system. It runs MUCH more
stably on a virtual system than on real hardware, and stays up for
months at a time. This allows you to switch back and forth in seconds,
move files from one system to the other with Samba networking, etc.
I have this setup both at home and on my desk at work.
First, VMWare is not free, but VMPlayer is.
Download from VMware site.
Second, lots of premade "appliances" available
for free, mostly on the VMware site.
Third, if you install Linux first you can then install
vmplayer in it, download a 10 gig blank "appliance"
then install your legal copy of Windows in it.
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On Nov 29, 2:42 pm, Bob Miller <rhmillatenter.net> wrote:
I've done multiboot by installing Win2000 with FAT32 and creating a
DOS (from Win98) boot floppy with COMSPEC=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM at the
end of AUTOEXEC.BAT.
Boot sequence is A:, CD, C:
Remove the floppy for Windows, insert to boot DOS which will run from
Knoppix runs on NTFS and I think you could do something similar with a
CD, but I haven't tried it yet. The WinTV 950 works well enough that I
stopped chasing MythTV.
These assume you want all your files accessible from both operating
systems. I haven't found a DOS variant that works well on NTFS.
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