Originally posted by blueSky2003
I am trying to get a hand on Linux environments. I currently have Compag laptop running Window2000. Is it possible if I can run switch back & forth between Linux & Window2000 OS on my laptop through a switch?
very good question John and the answer is Yes!
i've been touting the benefits of System Commander
, and it sounds to me that you need just such a product. it is possible to use other dual boot partition software or configur lilo to do it for you but judging from your post you need something to 'handle it' for you.
not only do i have win2k and mandrake 9.1 on my system, but i also have win98. thats 3 operating systems sharing a 11.5 gig hard disk on a dell inspiron pentium iii 500 mhz class machine. and did i mention 8mb ati rage mobility video. i'm not complaining.
would very much like to nuke the win2k and win98 as they require more than 1/2 of the hard disk and then at only bare bones. i do all my serious stuff with mandrake now and kinda of wish i could put slackware on here. i'm noticing on my other system, a tremendous diff performance wise with slack 9.1 vs mandrake 9.1.
but mayeb mandrake 9.1 is what you need judging by your familiarity with dual boot software.
b.t.w. your laptop will love you for putting linux on it. for the first time you'll see what your machine can really do when it's not suffering MSBS ('m$ bloatware syndrome' ).
it's like the matrix, it's something you have to see for yourself.
is an add on that you might want to pick up as well (from the same company).