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Grunchy

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There is Zero documentation
« on: December 03, 2021, 15:16:51 PM »
So there can be HDA through HDD, which corresponds to four hard disks.
For each there are up to four partitions eg. HDA1, HDA2, HDA3, and HDA4.
Each partition can be: Don’t Touch, Clear, Logical, some specific other partition, and up to one can be marked “Boot.”
I’ve been trying to make heads or tails of what this all means, it kind of depresses me that nobody ever thought to take a moment to explain what that all means or how you can use it to set up a multi boot.

Let’s take this simple scenario: suppose I create a profile and for HDA I assign the partitions HDA2, HDA1, Don’t Touch, and Don’t Touch. What does Plop do when I boot this profile? I can’t get anything except for a flashing cursor, or “no boot disk” error, or some other error. For example if I set up a profile HDA1 boot, Clear, Clear, and Clear, it’s liable to boot Windows XP in the second partition. What about Windows 98 in the first partition?

And does any of this have anything to do with “active” partition?

I feel like I’m taking stabs in the dark to try to figure out what any of this could possibly mean, except each ‘stab’ is another hour installing another OS off CD-rom just to try to find another clue, and why the H can’t anybody take 5 minutes to explain what it means to set up a boot profile??


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Re: There is Zero documentation
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 18:53:41 PM »
... and why the H can’t anybody take 5 minutes to explain what it means to set up a boot profile??

Because it is not easy to write a documentation for every knowledge level.

Have you seen this? https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/examples.html