Boot Manager Software

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by priscus, May 29, 2019.

  1. priscus


    Jun 1, 2016
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    I know lots available.

    Anyone any particular experience using these? Pros and cons of any particular offering?

    I know they are not necessary. In past I have let Grub or Windows Boot perform Operating System selection in multi-boot systems. OK, so that works, but can get messy when removing an OS. Not too bad in XP, where repair console easily used to rebuild MBR when needed. Can be more of a hassle with other OSs.

    I have decided that the machine upon which I regularly try out operating Systems will benefit from being equipped with boot manager that is independent of any OS.

    Grateful for any advice.

    ps Used Boot Magic some decades back. It is too antiquated though for me to consider.

    Though, I do want that facility of easily adding and removing OSs on future occasions.
    priscus, May 29, 2019
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  2. priscus

    Computer semi-expert

    Jan 13, 2019
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    State of Confusion
    I know this is rather late, but...

    Grub is actually pretty easy to update the menu entries when you add or remove an OS. Just run a command (I think it's "update-grub") and it will automatically scan the PC and add entries as necessary.
    Computer semi-expert, May 22, 2020
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