Re: A question about multiple boot options and live boot iso images
On 01/11/2019 14:02, Bret Busby wrote:
> On 01/11/2019, Liam Proven <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> On Fri, 1 Nov 2019 at 00:34, Bret Busby <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> And, that is designated as a dual boot DVD - Linux Format issue July 2008.
>> Bret, that is ELEVEN YEARS OLD. It is hopelessly obsolete and you
>> might as well throw it away.
> I was not aware that I still had the DVD, until I found it in a stack
> of iso discs, that I have.
> My reason for mentioning it, and, for mentioning what I did mention
> about it, was that eleven years ago, now, and, as you said, when
> Ubuntu was only two years old, the capability existed, for creating
> DVD's with the multiple boot facility, that gave a user the ability
> to, using a single DVD, to choose which iso on the DVD, to boot.
> In the context of current new computers that do not come with DVD/CD
> drives, and, with the ability to boot from USB thumbdrives, I was
> wondering whether a scenario like that DVD, could now be easily done
> with USB thumbdrives, given that eleven years has passed, since that
> DVD was issued, and, given other advances in Linux (and in GRUB).
> It appears, from the responses that I have seen thus far, IT,
> including, especially, Linux, has not progressed to the extent that I
> was seeking.
> I will respond to the rest of your email message, later - the response
> is, I think, more complicated.
> But, for the moment, I was not aware that 8GB USB thumbdrives are
> still available - I have not seen them available for a while,
> although, I have not dealt with amazon in Australia, yet.