9) Multiboot Manager
Dear Fred: OSL2000, is a slick multi boot manager that allows
up to 100 bootable partitions, multiple copies of the same
system, boot from a second hard drive, boot from a logical
partition and more. I'm using it now to boot Win98FE from a
second primary partition on my new 40G Hitachi drive with an
8meg buffer that turned my aging 300mhz Dell Inpsiron 7000
laptop into a screamer. My next step is to install Win98SE
over a copy of my working system and give it a tryout, then
move onto installing Linux.
With the new drive and OSL2000 it's like a whole new machine.
You can find OSL2000 at click here it's
shareware with nag screen until you subscribe.
Thank you for the great publication.--Arn
Thanks Arn. Just to keep terms straight--- a boot manager lets you
select which of several (or many) OSes to boot to. Your PC can have many
OSes installed, and you run them one at a time; each OS "owns" the PC
while it's running.
A Virtual PC ( click here ) also lets you have many OSes
on your PC, but they run concurrently--- you can have several OSes going
at the same time, and jump between them.
Both ways have their strengths and weaknesses; both ways let you have
multiple OSes on one system--- which is very handy, any way you do it!