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Old 11-17-09, 07:34
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im attempting to partition a vista 7 machine and install xp pro on the second partition. im figuring a way to slipstream the sata driver for xp on that partition. anyway, does anyone have any advice on a good reliable boot manager? hopefully freeware
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Greetings, zsuiter...

I just yesterday had to clean up a botched Linux install - I used Partition Logic, and was impressed with it - there are both .ISO and Floppy versions available - didn't notice if you could slipstream with it, but you may be able to...
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Unless you have some objection to the Microsoft method of dual booting you won't need a boot manager at all. When you install W7 a dual boot with Vista will automatically be created.

However if, like me, you think Microsoft's method utterly barmy, then install Grub4DOS. It's simple, reliable, a doddle to configure, and can even boot bootable isos for you. Say if you want help with that.
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