Thursday 6 December 2007

Windows Vista - Multi-partition Booting with Linux? Why?

With the advent of extremely fast USB flash drives and the ability to set them as Active, one cannot help but figure out that there really is no longer a need to have multi-boot partitions on a single hard drive.

Need to run Ubuntu Linux? Reboot to that flash drive and away you go: Ubuntu: How to install Ubuntu Linux on a flash drive.

Or, one could have an eSATA or USB external hard drive for the same purpose.

One really does not need to mess around with multiple partitions or have dedicated internal hard drives for a particular flavour OS anymore.

Another good information site: Pen Drive Linux.

Port 25: Using Vista's Boot Manager to Boot Linux and Dual Booting with BitLocker Protection with TPM Support.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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