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Re: Fwd: dual boot Windows - Linux

From: jmh6
Subject: Re: Fwd: dual boot Windows - Linux
Date: Sun, 5 May 2019 14:55:19 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

Ni Hermes,

I just tried things until they worked. I found that the SD - USB2 combo seemed to be just as fast as the resident hard drive[s]. I sometimes use the resident hard drive for huge files. That way I can get to the latest firefox from any linux OS I am running.

SD adapters from Target did not work. SD adapters from Best Buy did?? Probably just some more MicroSoft surprises hidden inside :)? They after all dictate what happens with USB.


On Sun, 5 May 2019, Hermes Brandt wrote:

I sent this message only to John, now also to the others...


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hermes Brandt <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, May 5, 2019 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: dual boot Windows - Linux
To: <address@hidden>

Hi John,

thanks for your tip. I would prefer to use Linux from my SSD hard drive,
for I have kids who love computers and tiny SD cards could easily
disappear, but if there is no good solution for installing NGU GRUB in one
of the partitions of my Windows drive, I will definitely consider it.

Or would there be a way to rename drive 0 (with WIndows) to Disc 1 and
rename disc 1 (with Linux) to disc 0? I suppose NGO GRUB could be easily
installed on the SSD drive with LInux.

Or is there a possibily to install NGU GRUB on a SD Card, which would be
looked at first during start up?

The Netherlands

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 9:42 AM <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi All,

    I dual boot by booting the 2nd OS by putting it on an SD card in a
USB2 adapter.

    This old windows box in running AntiX that way as I type this.

    If I want to boot Tails, I just plug in the Tails SD. Easy to have
backups also.


On Sun, 5 May 2019, Hermes Brandt wrote:

one more thing, when, in the /sys/firmware directory, I run the "ls -a"
command, I get " .  ..  acpi  dmi  memmap".  I don' t know if that is
useful for you in this case.

Hermes Brandt
The Netherlands

"Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible."
Dalai Lama

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:32 PM Randy Goldenberg <


When running Linux, is there a directory "efi" in /sys/firmware?



On Saturday May 04, 2019, Hermes Brandt wrote:

Windows has divided the disc (called Disc 0) in four parts:

(1)    Recovery, 450 MB NTFS OEM-partition

(2)    100 MB EFI System partition

(3)    231,52 GB NTFS primary partition

(4)    826 MB NTFS OEM-partition

Is it possible to install NGU GRUB from Windows in this configuration?
Hermes Brandt
The Netherlands
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