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Multiple OS.

What third party software is available 2 accommodate running 2 OS's on a computer.

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HD partition

In reply to: Multiple OS.

Each OS should have its own partition
example:
drive C: windows
drive D: linux Ubuntu

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Depends

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It depends on the OS. If it's Linux, there's a bootloader included that can handle it. If it's Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, there's also a bootloader included, though you need to be rather particular about the order you install things.

If you want to install Win9x/Me, again you need to be kind of careful about the order you install things in.

There aren't many commercial bootloader programs left now that most operating systems come with one.

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Twin OS's

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I have installed XP and left room 2 install 98 on another partition. Can you tell what exactly 2 do from there.

Thanks.

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