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Dual Booting

Dual booting is a means of installing and using multiple operating systems on a single computer.
These systems are located on separate drives or partitions
You will have chioce of loading the operating system you want when you switch the computer on.
You can purchase dual boot capable computers.

Thanks to an open source program called Grub2, everybody in the world can dual boot virtually any computer.
Simply put when you switch your computer on, instead of loading your operating system, Grub2 is loaded instead,
if you have only one operating system installed, it will load instantly and you will never see Grub2.
If you have more than one operating system installed, you will be presented with a list of operating systems you can load.
The first operating system on the list will be loaded after a few seconds unless you use the up / down arrows on the keyboard to select another operating system, pressing enter will then load your choice of operating system.

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Grub stands for Grand Unified Boootloader, and is the default boot loader for Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions.




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