The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook

The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook

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by Roderick W. Smith
     
 

The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook provides guidance to installing two or more OSes on a single computer. This book explains why things work the way they do and gives examples of real-world experience in using multiple operating systems in harmony with one another. You'll be able to coax several OSes into coexisting on one computer. You'll also understand

Overview

The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook provides guidance to installing two or more OSes on a single computer. This book explains why things work the way they do and gives examples of real-world experience in using multiple operating systems in harmony with one another. You'll be able to coax several OSes into coexisting on one computer. You'll also understand something more about the basics of how a PC operates. See how to avoid the frustration of installing multiple operation systems. The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook provides a guide to the intricacies of installing and maintaining a multi-OS computer.

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A guide to installing, maintaining, and optimizing multiple operating systems on one PC for professionals who need to install multiple operating systems for testing software on multiple platforms and evaluating hardware and software, as well as hobbyists who want to run multiple systems but have insufficient funds or space to set up multiple computers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789722836
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
03/29/2000
Series:
Handbook Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.52(d)

Meet the Author

Roderick W. Smith has years experience running a wide variety of OSs, often in multiboot configurations. Rod has publications in several computer magazines, most notably, Linux Journal and maintains several Web pages devoted to Linux and OS/2. He is the author of Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux and The Multi-Boot Configur ation Handbook published by Que; and Linux: Networking for Your Office published by SAMS. He can be reached via email at http://www.rodsbooks.com/books/.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have five operating systems on one hard drive thanks to this book. The author knows his stuff and in great detail too. It goes beyond just how to get them installed and covers why you'd want to use one operating system or another, the pros and cons of different file systems, how to get all the OS's to talk to each other, and how to lay the disk out to maximize performance. Anyway, I don't want to cover too many technical details here, so let me just say if you want to run windows, beos, linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD on on drive, get this book !