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How to Install Ubuntu 8.10 to Dual Boot With Vista Without Messing Up the Boot Loader
Category : Ubuntu
If your computer is installed with Windows Vista, you can easily install Ubuntu 8.10 to unallocated space on your hard drive. Users who install Ubuntu Linux to another partition on the drive can use the GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader) to boot from either operating system.
To install Ubuntu 8.10 to your system and create a dual-boot configuration, you must create space on your hard drive for t

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How to detect cold boot versus warm boot on an ARM processor?
Category : Programming Languages

I'm looking for a way to determine whether an ARM processor is booting from a cold boot (i.e. initial power-on) versus a warm boot (i.e. reset assertion without actual power loss). Specifically I'm using an ARM968 core, will be making the determination using C or assembly, and I will use the determination so certain operations only run on the initial power-on and not on subsequent resets. In


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How to Change Dual Boot in Vista to Single Boot
Category : Computers
Microsoft Windows Vista features a boot loader application designed to enable you to select a different operating system at boot time when the computer is configured with more than one operating system. Once you no longer need and uninstall the second operating system, you will also need to remove the boot menu entry for the uninstalled operating system. Use a utility included with Windows Vista t

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How to Change the Boot Sequence on a Dual Boot System
Category : Computers
Dual booting a system is the process of installing two operating systems on one computer. This allows you to test a new operating system without affecting your current OS; it also allows you to run Windows and Linux on the same computer. When dual booting, there is a default boot sequence that will automatically load a particular OS if there is no user intervention. Changing this default boot orde

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The Infected Master Boot Record Computer Won't Boot
Category : Computers
The Master Boot Record on your Windows XP computer controls and directs your computer's startup process. Certain types of viruses can infect or corrupt this MBR file, causing your computer to refuse to boot. If this has happened to your computer, you can fix the Master Boot Record through a program on your Windows XP installation CD.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
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How to Remove XP From the Boot File of a Dual Boot System
Category : Computers
The "Boot File" is a listing of all of the operating systems installed on your computer. No matter how many operating systems are installed on your machine, your computer still only has one "Boot File." Removing an operating system from this file will remove your ability to easily boot into it at computer start-up. If you want to remove Windows XP from this list on a computer where you are dual-bo

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How to Change the Boot Options in a Dual Boot Windows XP
Category : Computers
Dual booting means your computer has the option to load more than one operating system. Dual booting Windows XP displays an option menu when the machine is powered on. You can dual boot more than one Windows version or you can dual boot different operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Dual boot options in Windows XP are contained in the boot.ini file. This file is a plain text file, so the o

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How can I trigger the boot process of a bootable CD after normal boot?
Category : Operating Systems

I have been fooling around with different versions of Multiple boot softwares, trying to create a USB pin with my favorite PC tools and a folder with ISO's for which to boot after a normal boot into DOS (or something).


But a lot of ISO's don't work correctly, or at all (ie. Windows boot CD's etc.), so I got a new idea:


Would it be possible to create a bootable MS-DOS USB


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How to Change the BIOS Boot in Vista to Boot From an Installation CD
Category : Computers
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) serves as a special firmware integrated into a computer’s motherboard. The BIOS setup menu allows you to tweak various system and hardware settings, including the device boot sequence. A hard drive is typically the first boot device permitted to load the operating system on a computer's startup. To boot from an installation CD you will have to modify the boot

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How to Change the Default Boot OS in Vista/XP Dual Boot
Category : Computers
Some computer users choose to have two operating systems on one computer. Some programs, for example, will run well with Windows XP but not Windows Vista. Similarly, there may be some programs that are available for Vista that are not compatible with earlier versions of XP. Depending upon the user's preference, either operating system may be set as the default. However, the default operating syste

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