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Hey guys,
I am in the process of planning the build for my new computer. I pretty much have all of the hardware picked out but I'm not completely sure about the software. I want to install both linux and windows on the computer (mainly since I won a copy of Vista Ultimate a little while back and I need an operating system to play games on).
Anyway, I was wondering what would make the most sense to accomplish this. I figured I would just dual install both OS's but I have very little knowledge about available dual boot software out there. So....I guess my question is whether or not it makes sense to dual-boot both OS's on my system (or do something else that I am not familiar with)? and, if so, what software would be the best for this? (I'm a pretty serious hacker so I really like things which are efficient and sufficiently configurable)......Thanks.

P.S. I apologize if such a question was already asked in another post. I ran a search and didn't really find anything that really addressed my question.
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I'd install windows first, and then Linux on a seperate partition/hard drive. Linux has a build-in boot manager (GRUB or Lilo), and it will find the Windows installation.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I'd install windows first, and then Linux on a seperate partition/hard drive. Linux has a build-in boot manager (GRUB or Lilo), and it will find the Windows installation.
Sounds good. Thanks.
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I don't know about linux, but just use windows to create separate partitions and install. You wll automatically be given the selection of OS at boot, and can select the default in the system settings in windows.

Not sure if this is different with Linux.
post #5 of 9
GRUB or Lilo
post #6 of 9
Hi
I run a vista/ubuntu dual boot. I installed vista first. Partitioned the drive in vista. Installed ubuntu on the new partition. The grub loader wouldn't work properly so i used EasyBCD. By far the best dual boot (loader) I have ever used and it looks a lot better than the grub loader. Giver a try!

Kurt
Edited by fishman78 - 6/18/08 at 9:51pm
    
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post #7 of 9
Since you said you like hacking, the LILO and GRUB allow you to configure it, like Linux, to your liking. I've got GRUB running on mine with tri-boot.
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post #8 of 9
Forget about lilo, it still has a lot of problems. Install grub, since it's very easy to configure and maintain.
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GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader), better than LiLO...
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