The multiboot thread

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by J_L, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    No matter what the device, as long as it has more than one OS as a boot option, please include it in this thread. Even a flash drive you use regularly counts.

    As for myself, I never really bothered with multibooting until recently. Sure I had virtual machines, and even a crouton (Chrome OS chroot), but that's because they were more convenient and II had enough RAM. Now I finally got something that dual-boots by default.

    It's a Chuwi Vi8 tablet that boots both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4.4! Other than hardware specs limitations, it passed everything that I threw on it so far. Of course, I could try upgrading to Windows 10 and Android Lollipop, but I don't want to mess anything up (especially the rooted KitKat).

    Anyhow, what kind of devices and OS are you guys multibooting these days?
     
  2. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    A kinda standard W7 /Ubuntu. But actually I boot Win very very rarely.
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    WinXP, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Ubuntu, DOS, WinPE, IFD, IFL. All on a 240 GB SSD.

    Win10 is the OS in use. The others are for tests.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Ever since I got this Chuwi Vi 8 tablet, I've been wondering how to backup the whole thing and restore it in the future. Windows System Imaging doesn't backup the Android partition (and many other small "RAW" ones), so that's an imperfect solution. Plus I'm not sure how to install custom recovery, not boot from the USB even for WinPE based environments that supports Secure Boot. There doesn't even seem to be a way to upgrade to Lollipop, at least in terms of custom ROM. Therefore due to all this uncertainty, I don't think I'll bother upgrading to Windows 10 either.
     
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