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Offline ttz

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why do people want dual boot?
« on: May 30, 2015, 01:53:46 PM »
Going a step further, why want dual boot Linux with Win?

The simplest thing, to me, is to hit F12 and choose or set boot option in bios.

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 01:59:16 PM »
People want to because they want to.
F12 lets you chose the device to boot, not the partition.

Offline ttz

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 02:05:53 PM »
@gerald_clark,

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People want to because they want to.

That suggests I should have used different wording. Sorry if I offended.

I will attempt to remove post.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 02:13:05 PM by ttz »

Offline ttz

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 02:08:45 PM »
Attempt to remove failed. Please remove for me.

Thank you.

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 02:28:07 PM »
You did not offend.
Each person has their own reason for wanting to dual boot.
For me, I have a windows machine that I occasionally need to run.
Most of the time I boot Core.

Offline core-user

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 12:52:57 AM »
Usually one of two reasons:
They want to keep Windows or MacOS, but want to try Linux.
They have a prefered Linux distro, but want to try/evaluate another distro.
AMD, ARM, & Intel.

Offline cast-fish

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 05:31:52 AM »
Hello

My two cents worth, the Flexibility you get from one piece of hardware. If it can run
all operating systems.... then great.

 Booting all, to me, makes  the most sense. OSX and Win and
Lin. and Anr driod too..... (iOS) somehow too.

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Offline zhang3

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Re: why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 01:49:33 AM »
I wish I can install anther disk on my notebook.

Offline coreplayer2

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why do people want dual boot?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 01:18:56 PM »
I multi-boot from various partitions and sometime across various drives. 
Mostly the apps I need are only available to run on certain OS's or on specific versions so have to be able to boot all those supporting OS's.    As favorite apps become available for Linux I am able to transition more to my favorite OS "TC"
I find Grub2 is more than capable of multi-booting various TC versions as well as other OS's on additional partitions of same drive  or separate drives so is my favorite boot loader / manager.

F12 or F8 as described by the OP is not BIOS independent or for that matter drive/partition independent which passes control only to a specific drive, because of this severe limitation this is not a desirable solution. 
Grub2 therefore wins



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