During recovery, is there ant advantage booting into Windows environment vs Linux?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I was reading through my "old" Ghost 10 manual today and I noticed with its CD it boots into a Windows environment. Lately, I've been using Paragon to backup the desktop onto my exHD and have made both a thumb drive and CD from which to boot into the Paragon Linux environment. I recently used the program to recover my laptop and the Linux environment worked fine.
     
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    normally linux will work fine but under certain circumstances certain systems will have hardware that will not be compatible. winpe is normally a more compatible boot disk for a lot of people. other than that really they both will work
     
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    Not familiar with the newer ghost. Windows environment may use a cache for faster restoration. Just a guess.

    SourMilk out
     
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    The windows environment usually has better support for hardware than Linux but I like to use System Rescue and Trinity. But I have used some Linux recovery environments that didn't agree with my hardware.
     
  5. chronomatic

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    It depends on how recent of a kernel version the Linux recovery disk is using. If it's a recent kernel, the hardware support will likely be better than Windows. At least this has been my experience. I never have to install drivers on modern Linux distros, whereas, even with Windows 7, I have to occasionally install drivers from disk.
     
  6. lodore

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    image for linux always uses the lastest linux kernel and works fine on my computers where as with the windows environment i have to add drivers once its loaded.
    linux based recovery discs are faster to load IME

    linux definaty has better hardware support OOTB. with windows 7 on my desktop I have to install wireless driver and sound driver.
    where as with linux on all my hardware works OOTB.

    if your hardware doesnt work with linux OOTB its most likely because the manufacturer refuses to provide open source drivers.
     
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