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Old 10-22-2015, 03:45 PM   #46
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I use rEFInd for boot menu.
Download from here then follow the instructions here
After it is installed it should auto detect all boot loaders and you can choose what to boot
 
Old 10-22-2015, 05:28 PM   #47
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Wow it's only 20 dense pages of text... I got myself a cheap Acer with Win 8 for general use. And for the rest Lin only machines. The Acer is almost never powered up.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 03:02 PM   #48
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Why is a BIOS boot better than a boot screen?

Hello Reaper et al,

Why is a BIOS boot arrangement better than a boot screen? Not having a boot screen means that the install did not go through successfully.

Adjusting the BIOS each time seems a bit much.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 04:17 PM   #49
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BIOS boot is simply one click to select the boot device and can take a lot of guess work out of how to setup bootloader software for other operating systems and leave existing bootloaders intact when dual or more boot configurations.

It only works if you have multi drives though.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 07:55 PM   #50
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Until a few months ago bootmanagers were great. From now on, Windows is a security breach since it can prevent other systems from booting. It's only a matter of time until non-MS operating systems are disabled and it will be blamed on a virus.
Therefore, BIOS booting via seperate disks or just dedicated machines for each OS.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 06:05 AM   #51
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It seems that installing grub2 helps fix the issue, for me at least. Dualbooting with LILO so far is too problematic.
 
  


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