Windows/Jaunty Dual Boot on Notebook Computer

John Graddy jwgraddy at
Mon Sep 7 20:12:16 UTC 2009

I am considering buying a notebook system.  All of them seem to come
with some flavor of Vista pre-loaded.  I am mainly interested in putting
Jaunty on the system, but would like to keep Vista on it until I am
comfortable that Jaunty will run on the hardware that I purchase.

I have been reading a lot of horror stories about trying to create a
dual-boot system with Vista.  Some folks say it's a piece of cake, that
they just installed from the live CD and everything worked fine.  Others
tell of being able to boot either Vista or Jaunty, but not both.  I have
read about Easy BCD and Virtualbox.  I have also read some (seemingly)
endless threads about continued frustration.

Does anyone have some words of wisdom - other that just junk vista?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. Almost all of the notebooks advertise that they support Wirelwss B
and/or G.  Will these run on my wireless N home network?

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