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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:19 PM
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:48 PM
Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:05 PM
Having each OS on their own partition would make the boot menu (bootloader) a necessity, as you need some method to boot into the OS you plan on using. You can set the bootloader to automatically boot into a certain OS after a certain amount of idle time, and if you need to boot into the other OS, you'd be able to.
You mentioned choosing which OS upon boot. That's a big reason why I wanted to uninstall Mint. If I wouldn't have to choose each time I booted, that would be great. Sounds like having it only on its own HDD partitions wouldn't employ that?
Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:08 AM
Edited by floridaze, 16 March 2011 - 07:39 AM.
Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:07 AM
Semi-related questions if I may: could I run Linux from an external HDD? Not booting from the external, but being in Windows on my machine, and then as the humor hit me through the day, going to the external and loading Linux? And if so, would it be better in that scenario to install it into Windows on the external (it's a clone of my current HDD which is Win 7), or onto the external HDD? I believe that my computer could handle two OS. It's an Intel Quad 2.4 GHz with 4 GB RAM.
This can be done as well. Take a look at this. It covers Mint 9, but it shouldn't matter which version you use. Please note that I have not tested this recently, therefore I do not know if it will wipe the external drive.
OR, could I run Mint "live" from my external?
Edited by MadDawg, 16 March 2011 - 08:17 AM.
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