The Multi-boot Configuration Handbook

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Que Publishing, 2000 - Computers - 640 pages

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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Contents

Introduction
1
How This Book Is Organized
3
Network Access
4
The OS Installation Checklist 211
10
Avoiding Potholes on the Road to Multi
14
II
21
DOS Compatibility and Emulators 451
30
Partitioning and Partition
31
Local User Groups
292
Data Exchange
295
FAT and Its Variants
308
Filesystems
329
Foreign NTFS and NTFS 5 0 Support
343
VI
362
PlatformLimited File Formats
368
Common Configurations
377

Windows NT and Windows 2000 246
36
The BSD Variants
56
Summary
62
Its Limits
63
AddOn Card BIOSs
72
The Handoff to the OS
82
SingleOS Boot Loaders
92
Partitioning and Partition Management
111
Partitioning Mechanics
134
Linuxs fdisk
146
Dealing with Large Hard Disks
156
Tips for Optimizing System
163
Splitting OSs Across Multiple Hard
172
Modifying Partitions
182
Converting a Partition from One OS
189
Summary
207
Operating System Installation
209
Why This OS?
212
Checking Hardware Compatibility
220
Preparing Disk Space
230
Summary
238
Linux
256
Summary
262
Independent Publications
275
StandardsBased Tools and Protocols
398
CrossPlatform Applications
403
PDF Readers
409
Internet Applications
417
Summary
426
GUI AddOns for OS2
433
The Chameleon
439
Summary
448
TCPIP Networking
477
Exchanging Documents via Email
483
Remote GUI Control
493
Summary
500
NFS for UNIXStyle File Sharing
506
UNIXStyle Ipd Printer Sharing
515
Hardware Considerations
527
CrossPlatform Backup Needs
548
Summary
554
Checking for Drivers from the
564
Summary 526
568
Suggested Sequence of Updates
587
Index
593
The Upgrade Process 572
620
Preparing a Zoo of OSs for
627
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About the author (2000)

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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