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post #1 of 8
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Does anybody know where to get buttons that determine which OS your PC will boot. for example if on the outside of your case there were two buttons, one yellow, one blue. When you press the yellow button the PC boots Windows. and when you push the blue button the PC boots Ubuntu. I feel like this idea would save me a ton of time and if anybody knows where to get one please tell me. Thanks. and feel free to comment on ideas too!
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post #2 of 8
I have never heard of such a feature anywhere; no motherboard or PC case I have seen has the ability to support such a feature. So I doubt it exists.

Useful idea for dual booters though.
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post #3 of 8
I dont think this would be possible. The whole boot menu and the way the computer booted would be affected and have to change in some way. Even if you physically remove the drive with one os on it the boot menu still comes up and you can attempt to boot the removed drive.
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post #4 of 8
You'd need a few different computers inside one massive case.

Use the bios and install windows on a raid, linux on ahci.. that's the easiest way
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post #5 of 8
That would take a small computer in itself to boot your rig and auto-select the OS you want to run. Either that or install physical switches to power on/off your hard drives - can't boot whats not there, just get a dedicated drive for every OS. closest thing I can think of.
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post #6 of 8
Y spltting the sata cable and add a y split to the sata power , hook up a switch to the sata power, supplying one hdd at a time with power. something like that would be kinda cool...
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post #7 of 8
The only way i see this plausable is if the motherboard only turns on one HDD at a time and depending on which button is activated that corresponds with what HDD(OS) will boot, then after it detects an OS being laoded it spins up the other HDD'(S)

But that would be very complicated and its easier to just hit F8
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