Booting Two Independent Operating Systems

Tips to boot two independent operating systems.

Booting is a process which begins as soon as you turn on the computer and the operating system begins to load. In other words, booting means loading. The computer performs a number of operations when the system is being loaded. It performs the operations in a boot sequence. It is the boot loader that loads the system on the computer. Two independent operating systems can be installed on one system by using the dual-boot option. Thus, you can enjoy the features of both the operating systems using a single computer. Booting two independent operating systems can be done using HDD. With advanced boot managers like OSL 2000, you can boot two operating systems with ease.

Things to be noted while booting two operating systems:

  • Don’t Enable the ‘Prepare Hard Drive’ Option
  • Avoid Deleting Partitions and Use Recovery Disks to Restore Lost Data
  • Create Data Backups

Don’t Enable the ‘Prepare Hard Drive’ Option

Sometimes, you might select the ‘Prepare Hard Drive’ option when you boot two operating systems. In such cases, the hard disk partition and the data stored on the computer might get lost. Thus, it is very important to not select the option, as losing the data is a serious problem.

Avoid Deleting Partitions and Use Recovery Disks

In order to boot two operating systems, you require a partition. Sometimes, formatting the hard drive might lead to problems like loss of partitions. In such cases, you might require a recovery disk to recover the information on the lost partition. Thus, having a partition disk is very important before you boot two operating systems.

Create Data Backups

As the two operating systems are different, they might vary in their settings and features also. You might thus lose the data on your computer when you try to boot the operating systems. So, it is always better if you have a back up of all the data before you boot the systems.

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