Do you dual or multi-boot your home pc?

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  1. cozumel

    cozumel Registered Member

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    Self explanatory poll methinks!

    I do (Linux/windows)

    Edit: Holy hell - forgot to add the poll. Don't think you can add a poll after posting :(
     
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  2. Hungry Man

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    I tried to but Wubi wouldn't work with the Win8 bootloader lol
     
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    No not at this time but the previous laptop I had vista and ubuntu,Worked perfect and lots of fun.I had different distros on CDs as well.
     
  5. cozumel

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    This thread in the Ubuntu forums may help you (possibly)
     
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    Same, here.
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Another No vote....
     
  8. cozumel

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    Looks like I'm the only one then atm. Feel like some kind of freak :'(

    lol
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Haha... I think a lot of people dual boot. They just haven't shown up yet. :)
     
  10. act8192

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    Yes, Windows XP and Mandriva.
     
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    Yes. All of my PCs dual or multi-boot. Each boots a 9X system (usually 98SE), an NT system (2k or XP), and one or more versions of Linux and/or DOS.
     
  13. lodore

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    my laptop currently has windows 7 and fedora.
    my desktop is single boot.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    I don't dual boot.
     
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    These days I use virtualization for 32bit OSs but because my CPU doesn't support VT-x I do multi-boot 64bit ones.
     
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    i have dual boot linux on hardisk A (scientific linux and linux mint) of desktop and windows vista on hardisk B so triple boot actually by default

    where as on usb drives i have 2 additional boots

    5 boots with usb connected :)

    it always good to have dual tripple boot in case your 2 system screwup you still can use 3rd one no need of live cd
     
  17. cozumel

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    Thanks for that insight. I've never actually considered diagnostics as a reason for triple boot (always used a live cd). Given me something to think about
     
  18. Atomic_Ed

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    No I do not multiboot anymore. Many years ago I used to alot with Win NT 4 WKSTN and Win98, but have not had the necessity to do this in ages. With hardware so abundant, I have found it easier to just load whatever OS on different machines. I usuallly have 4 or 5 PCs around at any given time.
     
  19. roady

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    Tripleboot on my main system and dualboot on my netbook....
     
  20. mack_guy911

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    hello cozumel

    1. main reason for me i mostly use old distro like fedora/scientific opensuse as my default and main OS ...... they require lot of tweaking and downloads just to work as normal daily desktop its not like mint/pclinux os out of box kinda.

    2. i cannot install drivers ....... without rebooting i did that once but too much pain not worth again and again on live cd/dvd mode of these kinda distro

    3. even in simple linux mint the changes i made is about 40-50+ for my normal day to day use

    so if you want to play live cds are nice or remastered ones are better as well but if you use as linux default OS then atleast 2 linux would be great idea + windows would be not bad as well

    if any one interesting in dual booting or multibooting system this one is nice tutorial made my me a long time ago

    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=50649
     
  21. malexous

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    I was dual-booting Arch Linux and Windows 7. Now, I am dual-booting Arch Linux and CrunchBang Linux.
     
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    Not atm, but sometimes I install Wubi.
     
  23. Noob

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    Yes, Dual Windows, one which i call my sandbox (I install all type of crap, not malware or dangerous things though, just that i use it to test random software) and the second Windows is my real OS which is totally locked down :D
    Was trying to get Ubuntu 11.10 but failed :'(
     
  24. cm1971

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    I have in the past but not at the moment.
     
  25. ams963

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    nope...i don't dual or multi-boot....
     
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