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Old 3rd October 2004, 12:11   #1
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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?
 
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http://www.overclockersonline.com/in...rticles&num=88
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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 )
 
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"it has been done"

where? link?
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"it has been done"

where? link?
If he would have that link, then why would he ask for info?
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i saw it once, i don't remember where and the poster of the casemod didn't say where he got it or what the name was
 
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it would be cool to control the boot manager & the parititions on your HDD through a switch, but doesn't sound very plausible...
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Especially the partitions part, you can't acces those through a switch I presume...
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i guess there's some kind of boot manager that can read if you put something on the com port or something like that
 
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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.
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