| ||Thread Tools|
|3rd October 2004, 12:11||#1|
dual(tripple,...) boot with physical switch
I searched high and low for a boot manager that has a physical switch feature. By this I mean something that detects the position of a switch and then boots the appropriate OS. My wireless keyboard for some reason doesn't work in dos and I still wan't to be able to choose and it would look quite slick. I know this exists because I saw a mod once where someone put a pc in half linux/ half windows cd box and depending on the position of the box it would boot linux/windows.
To make a long question short, which boot manager to use that has a physical switch option?
|3rd October 2004, 17:36||#3|
tnx for the effort but it needs to switch between partitions and not between hdd's. I know it's possible because it has been done. Also, i want to make my own switch because i don't have any drives left (damn those vapo's )
|3rd October 2004, 19:37||#7|
Join Date: May 2002
it would be cool to control the boot manager & the parititions on your HDD through a switch, but doesn't sound very plausible...
|3rd October 2004, 19:43||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2003
Especially the partitions part, you can't acces those through a switch I presume...
|....The BEER TRUCK.... ||||'""|""°\_,__
|___Just for You___l||__|__|___|) _____|
|3rd October 2004, 20:05||#10|
[M] Reviewer/HWBot *****
Join Date: May 2002
It's possible (and easy) if you use different drives for each OS. Simply make a switch between the powerconnector of the drives, so only one of them is powered on at boot.
HTPC (mac osx): Mac Mini | Core Duo 1.6Ghz | 2GB DDR2 | 26\" TFT
Development (mac osx): Macbook | Core 2 2.0Ghz | 4GB DDR2 | 250GB HD
Games (win xp): E2160 @ 2.4Ghz | HD3850 OC | Asrock 4coredual-vsta | 2GB DDR2
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Ubuntu 9.10 boot optimizations: 5 second startup with an SSD||jmke||WebNews||0||21st September 2009 18:48|
|OPPO HM-31 Advanced 3x1 HDMI Switch Review||thorgal||WebNews||0||13th June 2008 09:40|
|Doing Quick Warm boot of Windows Vista / XP||jmke||WebNews||3||17th August 2007 14:51|
|How to Build Triple Boot (XP, Vista, Ubuntu) with single Boot Screen||jmke||WebNews||0||14th November 2006 13:14|
|Jaht JCS-102UBM KVM Switch||Sidney||WebNews||0||4th July 2005 20:04|
|MSI P4N Diamond Motherboard Announced: Digital Switch for SLI - First Intel SLI Solut||jmke||WebNews||0||1st April 2005 11:12|
|Nortel Baystack 350-24T 24 poorts managed switch||twan||Mad Bargains||11||1st October 2004 17:27|
|Abit KX7 boot up -- Award Boot Block BIOS||jmke||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||8||14th March 2004 18:58|