Dual boot on X5000
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 1 from 2021/4/2
    Hey!

    I tested MorphOS on my X5000 through the live DVD and I am really impressed.
    (OK, 90% of that is because of the new WayFarer browser, but still ...)

    I want to install it and get a proper license, but I also want to keep my OS4.

    How would I setup a dual boot system?
    Is it just a matter of popping in another SSD and hope that I select the right one while installing, or do I have to switch the drive (or the cable) every time I want to switch OS?
  • »02.04.21 - 15:18
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11294 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I also want to keep my OS4. How would I setup a dual boot system?
    > Is it just a matter of popping in another SSD and hope that I select
    > the right one while installing, or do I have to switch the drive (or the
    > cable) every time I want to switch OS?

    Using a separate drive for each OS is the safe way to go. In theory, even installing both to separate partitions on the same drive should be possible, but doesn't seem to go as smoothly in practice.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1898 from 2003/10/19
    From: Port Hueneme, Ca.
    Quote:

    Steffest wrote:
    Hey!

    I tested MorphOS on my X5000 through the live DVD and I am really impressed.
    (OK, 90% of that is because of the new WayFarer browser, but still ...)

    I want to install it and get a proper license, but I also want to keep my OS4.

    How would I setup a dual boot system?
    Is it just a matter of popping in another SSD and hope that I select the right one while installing, or do I have to switch the drive (or the cable) every time I want to switch OS?




    I use two drives myself. I am stuck with a GPU that only works with OS4 and one that only works with MorphOS, so I dont use MorphOS much on mine. I prefer the G5 machine. What GPU are you using to support them both? I am still looking for a good solution that will run them both well.
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  • »05.04.21 - 13:32
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 292 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    You could do like me and get and external enclosure with GPU and a really big hot wired external switch.

    https://preview.ibb.co/ia5WwR/6548f64c_6409_4e20_95db_c01c2a7db0ee.jpg

    Just kidding, I’ve never found a way to do this.
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