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Chapter 34. OS Mix and Match > Tips from the Windows Pros: Living with More Tha...

Tips from the Windows Pros: Living with More Than One OS

If you've never run more than one operating system on the same machine at the same time, you might find that managing those operating systems can be a daunting task. Fortunately, some tricks can save you at your darkest moments.

Easier Handling of Complex Multiboot Situations

The Windows 2000 multiboot loader is capable of supporting a large number of multiboot situations—probably more than will fit on the screen in a list. Still, you are somewhat hog-tied when it comes to complex multiboot scenarios. Notwithstanding the issues of file system compatibilities, getting the boot loader to gracefully add or remove operating systems can be problematic. Editing the BOOT.INI file, for example, is a bit of a cryptic process, and you must remember quirky rules about the order of operating system installation.


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