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Old 11-17-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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I have to give respects to GAG...

I'm runing Windows XP and OpenBSD 3.6 on my notebook.... I installed XP first and then OpenBSD... I was trying to decide which boot manager to use when someone mentioned GAG. I checked it out, and screenshots were pretty awesome... So I decided to give it a try...

Wow... how easy is this!? You download a small ZIP file.. which contains both an ISO image (for a bootable CD) and a disk image (for a boot floppy)

I don't have a floppy on this notebook so I burned the ISO... Booted up.. and bam... hit with a nice GUI (without mouse) to navigate... Read the install tutorial... read the FAQ (both included on the disc and in the menu) and then chose to install...

After install, you simple hit "a" to add an operating system, and GAG displays the partitions available on the disk(s) with a corresponding number... after you choose which partition (i.e. - Windows XP [shown as HPFS or whatever]) You are then asked if you want to password protect that OS (cool right)... Then it asks you which icon to use... And it contains icons for Windows, SCO, Linux, Solaris, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, HURD, DOS, and more...

So I did that, and then did the same for my OpenBSD partition... then hit "h" for saving config to hard drive... I get a "GAG successfully installed" and tada... I have a GUI bootloader...

This is by far, the easiest boot manager I have ever seen... and I just wanted to let everyone know...


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