[nycbug-talk] Multi OS setups

Scott Robbins scottro
Fri Dec 31 11:12:18 EST 2004

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On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 11:01:50AM -0500, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004, G T wrote:
> >However, the best multi booter is of course - GAG
> >I found it to be the best.
> >http://gag.sourceforge.net/
> Thanks a ton for the link.
> Got Win 2k, Win XP and FreeBSD 5.X stable up.
> I must agree it's a great program. I also liked that one can save the 
> configuration to floppy besides HD. Great as a backup (if one has a floppy 
> disk).

Now, when you install the various Linux distros (don't know if it
specifies this in the instructions, it's been awhile since I used it) be
sure to install grub or lilo in the root partition--that is, if the
Linux distro is on (in Linux parlance) /dev/hdb1, 1st partition, 2nd
hard drive) install grub in its root partition, the /dev/hdb1.  Most of
the time, they'll ask do you want grub in the mbr or distro's root

With gag, if you don't have either lilo or grub installed in that root
partition, gag won't be able to boot that distro.  (That's the main
reason I use grub, because with grub, I only have to install it in one
distro, and if I have three on a machine, I don't have to install it in
the other two--not that it's a big deal either way, but just one less
thing to think about).

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