Dual Boot

alex aradsky at ne.rr.com
Fri Aug 31 16:04:59 UTC 2007

Tipton, Timothy wrote:
> Is it generally a good idea to install Ubuntu first, then Windows? Or
> vice versa?
Definitely NOT any Linux first.
During the installation of UBUNTU (or other Linux,) it checks to see 
what other operating systems are already installed (including Windows 
and other Linuxes)
and creates a list of these systems to include for booting..  Windows  
doesn't do this  regardless of when it it is installed., first or otherwise.

So,if you install Windows AFTER a Linux,  you will not be able to boot 
Linux without some extra work to make Linux control the booting.. 
If you install a Linux first, then Windows followed by another Linux, 
that last Linux will be able to boot the first Linux and also Windows 
plus itself.


> Also, does anyone know or have experience with using iTunes via VMware
> or VirtualBox and being able to purchase music from the Music Store AND
> sync to the iPod? I dual boot my iPod with Rockbox - and any music I buy
> will shortly be ripped to OGG and transferred to the Rockbox segment;
> however, I love being able to purchase video's and audiobooks from iTMS.
> Thanks,
> Tim

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