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Re:Upgrading MS Windows on a Dual Booting Machine
  • From: Felipe Leon <felipe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 00:28:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <400B16A9.3010801@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
First of all, dual booting is booting more than one OS off the same
bootable partition. Installing more than one OS to more than one
partition and using a boot manager to choose the system to boot is
called multibooting.


Geoffrey wrote:


Have you a resource for your defintion?

> You snipped it from your reply. Here's another: >http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Multiboot-with-GRUB.html You'll notice the title is not >"Dualboot-with-GRUB".


Felix:

I don't believe you!

The word "dual" comes from the latin word /duo/ which means TWO, 1+1. If you install and boot two different operating systems on your machine (OBVIOUSLY in different partitions) you will have a "dual booting", if you install MORE than TWO OS (and decide to boot them), then you no longer have "dual booting" but "multi-booting", simple!

Until you come up with credible evidence for your claim, Im afraid you will have to re-check your information sources.

Cheers,

Felipe.


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