Re: RE: Re: what computer, what software for a lab?

Subject: Re: RE: Re: what computer, what software for a lab?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>, "David Hailey" <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "McLauchlan Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 14:32:19 -0500

It is a boot-loader. The Mac requires a bit more though. It doesn't use lilo, it uses EFI, which makes booting Windows a bit problematic since Windows doesn't
comprehend EFI.


On Wed 08/05/21 08:35 , "McLauchlan, Kevin" sent:
> I keep hearing about Bootcamp. What actually is it? Is it anything
> morethan a boot-loader for Macs?
> In the PC world, I've been making dual- and multi-boot systems since
> about the mid-1990s, just by installing Linux. First lilo (then more
> recently Grub, which was faintly fancier) would present a boot-time
> screen with the options for Linux or Windows or BSD or... and if
> Windows was the choice, that would/could in turn launch the Windows
> boot-loader which then provided the choices among installed Windows
> versions.
> The only configuring required for the Linux (or Windows) bootloaders
> wasto pick the order that they'd appear on the list and which one was to
> bedefault. In other words, not complicated and practically
> self-configuring unless you had some complicated boot-time instructions
> needed by a given OS.
> When I hear about the fa-a-a-abjulous "bootcamp", my first thought is
> "well, du-uh!". Then I wonder if I'm missing a whole entire class of
> wonderful capabilities. Yes, I know it's for the Mac, which makes it
> just extra-special scrumpdillyishious, but... other than that?
> Kevin (ever distrustful of hoopla, who has a very old Mac somethingBook
> gathering dust at home)
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