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SATA drive and Boot Managers?! yes no?

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Hello,
I would like to install two windows xp installations on my PC using a Boot manager such as XOSL, so the two OS's are completly inderpendant of each other.

My problem is that the drive is a SATA drive and I am wondering if it is possible to acctually use XOSL or Smart Boot Manager with a SATA drive.

I am sure it yes but I rather ask an expert :).
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anyone?
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Francois_IT earned 250 total points
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here's my tip, try to use VMware... you can have 2 independent (or more) OS operating independently on the same machine and have their own IP.

look at this:
http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_features.html

and yes it is possible to use smart boot manager on SATA devices.
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by:GermanJ
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exellent. Well I dont want that WMware program booting only takes 30 seconds and I wont swap between OS constantlly, normally I have a gaming for 2 hours and work for 3 4 hours so rebooting isnt a problem.

I will try dual booting etc today or tomorrow since it will take a while to setup.

Thanks
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