On 2009/12/02 09:59 (GMT-0800) Mark Knecht composed: > Yes, it will work, but I was thinking it might be more risky for a new > dual-booter.
> In general I think the only order dependent OS I know of would be > Windows as it will tend to just write over the MBR without asking thus > corrupting some grub installations. The problem with Windows overwriting Grub is that Grub was ever put in the MBR in the first place. Most of the time it is unnecessary, and serves only to invite Windows to restore a system to a monoboot configuration. It's usually just as rude of a Linux installer to put Grub on the MBR without asking as it is for Windows to overwrite MBR code (it does not recognize) without asking when it is installed/reinstalled. The more astute multibooters don't let the Linux installer put Grub on the MBR in the first place, thus avoiding the possibility for an uninvited monoboot condition to occur. http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Prefered_bootloader_options http://en.opensuse.org/Bugs/grub http://fm.no-ip.com/install-doz-after.html > None the less you are correct. As far as I know FreeDOS and Linux in > general have no compatiliby problems when it comes to dual booting. "Dual" booting  is booting either of _exactly two_ (which is what dual means) installed operating systems from the same filesystem/partition. Multibooting  is booting any of two or more installed operating systems, with each on at least one separate filesystem. As long as some type of boot manager is employed to choose among installed operating systems, both DOS and Linux are totally competent to coexist on one computer system.  These definitions are as created by the originator of the progeny of the x86 compatible computers we use today, IBM, more than 20 years ago, when it enabled installation of DOS and OS/2 simultaneously via the user's choice between the two separate methods above listed. -- " We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion." John Adams, 2nd US President Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** multibooter for >12 years Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join us December 9, 2009 for the Red Hat Virtual Experience, a free event focused on virtualization and cloud computing. Attend in-depth sessions from your desk. Your couch. Anywhere. http://p.sf.net/sfu/redhat-sfdev2dev _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user