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    Default Bootloader best performance?

    Hi,
    I plan to run triple boot (XP, Ubuntu & OSx86) on my new build oSx86 PC.
    Should I use...
    Grub or Acronis OS Selector.
    Is there any difference on performance like booting time etc. etc.

    Thanks
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    GRUB is the fastest choice of the two by far, i run one machine with grub and one with acronis and have had no problems with either

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    you can also chose not to use any of them.
    If you have your OSes on different harddrives, many recent mobos allows to chose boot device before boot. Mine just need to press F12 to get to the menu, then the HD selected will be used as primary master - which means you must install each OS when only it's HD is present, or set as primary master (OS X doesn't care much about this though) then once each OS is installed on it's HD, with partitions set as you want them, you just connect all three of them, and press the magic key on boot every time you want to boot to your non default OS. It's pretty useful when you almost only boot to 1 OS, but need from time to time to boot to another one. I barely use Window$ so I don't waste time on each boot for the bootloader to load.

    If you have only 1 or 2 HD, you can also use darwin bootloader only, as it is really fast to load, then install grub on the primary linux partition instead of MBR so darwinbootloader can send you to grub when you want to boot to linux (if it's on the same HD as OS X)

    Few years ago, there was a really nice "user friendly" boot loader called XOSL which was able to boot almost everything if properly configured, but for proper operation, it's better to install it on a dedicated partition or DOS/Fat32 partition.

    Anyway, if you use Linux much, GRUB is the best "easy" choice as you can configure it the way you like without altering MBR if you chose to install it to first sectors of a partition (provided the partition you install it on is set as active)

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    hi chums...

    i have installed acronis disk director and i have installed the os selector but the problem is that when i load OSX86 it load windows back.....

    any solution on this one.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmaxmad View Post
    hi chums...

    i have installed acronis disk director and i have installed the os selector but the problem is that when i load OSX86 it load windows back.....

    any solution on this one.....
    Make sure you set your OSX86 partition to 'Active'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nargot View Post
    GRUB is the fastest choice of the two by far, i run one machine with grub and one with acronis and have had no problems with either
    I have used Acronis disk director and Grub with Fedora 6 & 7 as well as I am presently running CentOS 5 in a tripple boot (server 10.4.7, win XP and CentOS 5) and I have to say that Acronis worked good once you set it up, but Grub is the ticket if you want to run linux that is a plus with Grub.

    I like the way you can just go into the Grub folder and edit the boot config.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmaxmad View Post
    hi chums...

    i have installed acronis disk director and i have installed the os selector but the problem is that when i load OSX86 it load windows back.....

    any solution on this one.....
    first make sure your partition is Primary, then set it active. I had the same problem.

 

 

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