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Chapter 34. OS Mix and Match > Application Considerations

Application Considerations

Along with all the file system considerations of a multiboot system, application installation problems also can arise unless you install each operating system and compatible applications in a separate partition. This is particularly true of Microsoft operating systems because some of them share the same installed directory names. Because of these potential problems, the following list of precautions is particularly useful:

  • It's good practice to isolate operating systems whenever possible to minimize the impact of any catastrophic events such as system crashes, crunched file allocation tables, or applications that run amok. In other words, good disk partitioning is one way to increase protection for all the operating systems you run.

  • It is a much cleaner installation if you put Windows 2000 Professional on a separate partition because doing so minimizes the chances that applications running on the different platforms will dump on one another's settings in unexpected ways.

  • Sharing the same partition for applications, programs, and the operating system is not ideal. Whenever possible, I prefer to have one partition for the operating system, another for applications, and a third for data. Therefore, following this practice of isolation, along with using yet another partition for each additional operating system, helps keep everything straight.


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