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Offline RD

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Windows-8 has a secure booting system which apparently can prevent dual-booting with Linux ...

http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/205255/windows-8-oem-specs-may-block-linux-booting

Is it possible to dual-boot Windows-8 & Linux, (e.g. Linux Puppy on a USB stick) ?,
« Last Edit: 23/05/2013 01:34:22 by RD »


 

Offline syhprum

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Yes they both run fine on my computer both with regular windows 8 pro and the new windows 8.1
 

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Yes they both run fine on my computer both with regular windows 8 pro and the new windows 8.1

Thanks Syhprum. Did you have to do something special to permit this ? ,
 (e.g. disable the UEFI secure booting feature),
or did the [Puppy] Linux system boot from USB stick as with previous Windows OSes .

Others believe this is not possible ...

Quote from: plus.google.com
No Linux booting on Windows8 machines?

What about a Puppy Linux Live CD? It runs entirely in RAM and doesn't require HDD access.?

It still requires a bootloader…?
https://plus.google.com/112648813199640203443/posts/EQ9qiN4SkA7
« Last Edit: 24/05/2013 03:48:58 by RD »
 

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I simply went into system manager created a new 50Gb partition on the hard drive then loaded in the Linux system, when the computer boots I am asked if I want linux or windows 8 and I am given 10 seconds to choose
I also have no problem running Linux Puppy memory resident from a USB Dongle
I am away in indianapolis at the moment so I have to take great care what I do on this computer.
« Last Edit: 24/05/2013 12:22:32 by syhprum »
 

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Thanks again Syhprum
 

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