I've been having a hell of a time getting my bootloader to play nicely with the various OS installations I have on my computer. As it stands, Windows is the only culprit (accidentally installed it in legacy mode).

To get into Windows I pull up the boot menu at the splash screen, and boot from there. Obviously this isn't the best way to go about thing, but is there anything really bad about this approach?

  • Other than being inconvenient, I can't see any other issue doing that. – Jonno Feb 8 '16 at 5:43
  • @Jonno Yea, it is inconvenient, and I can't see any other issue either. Just being paranoid I suppose. – Dennis Feb 8 '16 at 5:44
  • What Bootloader are you using? – NetworkKingPin Feb 8 '16 at 6:06
  • @NetworkKingPin I'm using clover. I think I can get it working, I just don't have the time now. – Dennis Feb 8 '16 at 6:38

Other than being inconvenient I suppose, and that typically you can't have more than one bootloader on a drive.You pick a boot drive not a partition.

So, on a single disk dual partition system? It simply would not work. You'd have to use the bootloader on the drive and pick an OS from there.

On a multidisk setup with one OS per drive, it works pretty well - I currently dualboot linux (which picks up windows anyway) and windows (which is blissfully unaware its sharing a chassis with linux) and use the uefi boot menu to pick what to boot off of. It then loads that drive's boot sector and you're good to go.

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