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    Booting from CD-ROM over network

    Hi everyone. I usually have a partition that I experiment with operating systems from on my system. One problem I've had, lately, is booting from CDrom each and every time. It kind of sucks after awhile having to burn CDs/DVDs each time I want to experiment with an operating system or whatnot, or even reinstall windows after a quick slipstream. I can also boot from a flash drive, if necessary, except those get pretty slow..but I could take that.

    Does anybody have any alternatives to burning discs?
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    Why aren't you running a VM? There are several free VM apps out there like Virtualbox, VMWare Server, and Virtual PC.
    Last edited by Midknyte; April 19th, 2009 at 07:57 PM.

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    Not a VM, I already use VMware, I'm talking to actually install it to my system, no VMs involved.
    Intel 2500k @ 4.5 GHz | Sapphire 6870 1GB | 8GB DDR31600 | Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 | 640 GB WD Caviar Black | 500GB WD something | ASUS Xonar DS | Logitech Z-5300e | Logitech G500 | Das Keyboard Cherry MX Brown | Dell S2740L

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    My point was that you can use a VM to test your OSes.

    You can create a bootable external hard drive and run installs from there. Are you talking about Windows or Linux or what?

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