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Question on booting from floppy

trgone
2007-05-12
2013-05-28
  • trgone
    trgone
    2007-05-12

    If I boot GAG only from floppy, is my assumption correct that no changes are made to the hard disc? I would like to dual boot from the floppy to either Win ME, XP, or possibly Linux, but I like to use Norton GoBack, which modifies the MBR. Also I would like it to automaticly boot to the last OS if no floppy in inserted. Is GAG the right tool for this, or if there is a better one, please point me in that direction.

     
    • gk67
      gk67
      2007-05-15

      Ηι trgone! :-)

      * "If I boot GAG only from floppy, is my assumption correct that no changes are made to the hard disc?"

      Yes, if you don't choose (from preferences) hiding no-booting partitions.
      No, if you choose hiding.

      * "Also I would like it to automaticly boot to the last OS if no floppy in inserted."

      I don't think GAG has this option yet. (Am I wrong? If so, someone please tell me).

      You can add a feature request (there: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=519132&group_id=67836&func=browse ).

      I think XOSL has this feature. I'm prefering GAG for many reasons, but if this feature is critical for you, take a look at XOSL v.2 (there: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/ ), or v.1 ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl/ ).

      Please tell me if you'll need anything.
      Greetings!
      Giorgos. :-)

       
    • trgone
      trgone
      2007-05-15

      Hi Giorgos,
      Thank you for the quick response. Maybe if I explain my needs, you can point me in the right direction. I want to have multi operating systems or even the same OS totally seperated I have been using Win ME with multiple drives and simply disabling the drives in BIOS, but in trying to add Win XP, this option is no longer valid. I was thinking of having it boot to fixed OS (XP)with options if I inserted the floppy. I want limit my grandkids usage and protect my space, thus hiding is important.

      Add to this the fact that I like to Symantec GoBack. (Love this for trying out new software) I believe that GoBack modifies the MBR, so I am limited in the amount of modification there.

      Well, any suggestions?

      Regards,
      Jim