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Dual boot question... not a typical one

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jareer1022, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. jareer1022

    jareer1022 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2011
    I have a Dell Latitude E4310, one of the features is "Dell Latitude-ON" what it is, is a second button beside the power button which boots an alternative Linux based OS, what I'm wondering is, is it possible to change the OS that boots through powering on from that button? I really want to try out Google's "Chromium" OS. Any attempt at helping would be much appreciated. If this is posted in the wrong topic I apologize I'm new here.
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Do you know what Linux OS it is?

    Are you able to post a screenshot of your hard disk partition layout so we can see which o/s is where?

  3. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    My advice, if you intend to install any OS purely for the purpose of trying it out, is not to dual boot it (at least not initially). There is too much of a risk that it goes wrong and breaks something. I would suggest instead using a visualization product to run Chromium from within Windows or Linux. If you like Chromium enough to make it your primary OS you can then think about installing it in a dual boot or maybe even buying one of the computer models which has Google Chrome OS installed already.
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