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Old 08-31-2001, 02:11 AM   #1
Iulian_B
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Bootmanager ...


Hello,
I have a question: is there a bootmanager with the following properties:
1. booting multiple OS (trivia), and
2. hiding its menu during boot time ?

Why I need something like this ? Becuase I want to install Linux on my PC (at job) and my admin (who doesn't know Linux) won't let me to ...
'till now, I used OS-BS (by Thomas Wolfram) but the menu inside the OS-BS is visible. On my configuration LILO is located on the Linux partition.

Thanks for any answers
 
Old 08-31-2001, 03:09 AM   #2
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Not sure about boot managers, and if your Boss sacks you it's not my fault, :-}

Install Linux, and don't install any Boot Loader. The machine will still boot as normal. Create a Boot floppy to access Linux, then "hide" the floppy in your drawer. When you put the floppy in the PC, Linux will start up.


(bit of a cheat, really, but it will work)

Joe
 
Old 09-05-2001, 03:58 AM   #3
Iulian_B
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thanks
I've made a boot floppy. The boot proccess is very slow and I've tried to write the boot image on CD. Didn't manage - I didn't obtain an .iso file with mkisofs :-(. My intention was to use this file for a CD burning.

BTW, my admin caught me working in Linux :-( and now I have the acceptance :-))). (I think he's learning Linux...)
 
  


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