Does anyone know how I can setup a computer with more than one operating system?
I don't have partition magic.
Can I just partition the hard drive before I start and then install each operating system on each partition?
Basically, it should be easy to do if you want windows and linux, and get a version of linux that has a good installer.
I know from personal experience that SuSE linux will set up a dual-boot system automatically (including resizing partitions) if you install it on a computer that already has windows. Most other major linux distros should do the same.
It depends which two Operating Systems you want. Actually, maybe it doesn't. But if you want xp and some flavor of Linux, the tools should come on the Linux disc.
If you are installing WinXP, you can choose in the setup to leave the current system as it is. This will install two OS in your system and you can select at starup which OS you want to use.
poppat, tell us which operating systems you are interested in installing together. You can run multiple versions of Windows without too much hassle, but when you go between Windows and *nix you can run into problems if things are not configured perfectly.
yes u can setup dual operating system in a system only u should take care that each operating system is loaded in seperate drives and thats all u can enjoy the taste of multiple os
Mac OS X (hackintosh) + Linux (openSuse, Ubuntu) + Windows XP + Windows Vista works almost seamlessly... The boot procedure is not automatic however, you will need to tweak around a bit of commands specific to your system.
You can use GAG (a version for Win and also for Linux).
The only issue is that you should not use the first 63 MB of your harddisk.
GAG lots in the first 63 sectors, which does not always fits into the first track of the disk.
I discovered this the hard way, when I load it on a Notebook Harddisk - first track is only 16 sectors, and it load into my first partition, causing my first partition unbootable.
Other than that GAG is great, as you can configure up to 9 OS for booting, and once it is loaded, you can configure and re-configure all from the initial boot screen.
Search for it on google, and read about it.
I am using it on almost all my notebooks and servers.
Hope this help.