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Simultaneous dual booting


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#1 Viro

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:07 AM

So I was unsure if this is the place to post this, but seeing as each OS is separated I decided to post it here since one of the Operating systems is windows 7.

I would like to know if there is a way for a single computer two run simultaneous instances. The two instances being windows 7 and my choice of operating system(in this case a Linux). I've seen something like this done where he could set it up to having 2 monitors one showing one and the other with the other all in one tower, but I'm no longer in contact with him so I thought I would ask here.

I don't want to be mistaken with emulating an operating system, that is not what I am trying to accomplish with this. I should also note that if he only had one screen he could use a key combo to switch to a different OS. I'm not sure at all how he did it but any sliver of a lead would help me greatly. This was originally done with 2 xp OS's.

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2x hard drives 1.5gigs each
1x gts 250
4x 2 gigs ram
Quad core processor
Windows 7 (also have vista, xp, any number of linux distros)
don't really feel like finding my motherboard specs so unless its relevant I will leave that out.

I know this isn't the proper way to explain it, but I don't know anything about it really.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:51 AM

Other than running a virtual machine, no.




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