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    dual booting linux and windows on carpc

    does anyone have a carpc that can dual boot windows and linux. i have searched the forums and cant find anything? thanks. i would like to do this because i get the best of both worlds.

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    I don't have a carpc yet and when I do it will be a Mac, BUT I do however dual boot Windows XP Pro SP2 and Fedora Core 3 on my machine at home. It can be done very easily just install Windows first, get it running the way you like. Install Linux by booting the CD and make sure you setup a boot loader such as GRUB or LILO.

    Also I think this should be in the Linux forum.
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    You can make any system dualboot (as long as you can install a bootloader on it of course). If you are building the pc, then yes, you can make it dual boot. The practicality of doing this for a carpc may be arguable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    You can make any system dualboot (as long as you can install a bootloader on it of course). If you are building the pc, then yes, you can make it dual boot. The practicality of doing this for a carpc may be arguable.
    Good point. In that light I would suggest you have Windows (or your most comfortable operating system) as the default boot and set it to say 3 seconds before it loads so that you don't have to worry about long boot times and you'll always go to your primary one first and can always choose if you really want to run the other if the situation is correct.
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    i've been thinking using this exact method....its actually how i had my old carpc setup...years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grimey
    Good point. In that light I would suggest you have Windows (or your most comfortable operating system) as the default boot and set it to say 3 seconds before it loads so that you don't have to worry about long boot times and you'll always go to your primary one first and can always choose if you really want to run the other if the situation is correct.
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    for me it would be ideal

    I have been thinking of loading ME- to run a usb TV tuner I havet that only runs under ME.
    Iwill ZPCgx 2.4ghz cel, 256mb pc2700, external combo drive, 80gb 2.5 laptop drive, xp pro, usb gps, 7 in Lilliput TS , carnetix CNX1900. All mounted ghetto- still experimenting and tweaking.

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    ME as in Windows ME? I really hope you're joking...
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    I have Windows XP,and I keep a copy of Knoppix Linux STD in case I need it Didnt really have a reason for a full version of Linux, just takes up space.
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    as everyone else said it can/has been done, but if your not planing to have a keyboard handy when you turn the key, it might prove to be useless, lilo nor grub supports touchscreen

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    thats where the mini playstation2 usb keyboard comes into play
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