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First post, by CraigAB69

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Hi guys,

I used to use the boot manager that comes with Arch Linux to dual boot between Win 10 and Linux, but I was wondering if there was anything better to use?

If you are dual booting a machine, what boot manager are you using to boot between Win 10 and Linux?

I would much prefer to use Windows in a VM. But my old HP Envy M6 does not have IOMMU. I think not having that feature introduces delays, as Ableton Live 11 (In a Win 10 Virtualbox VM) seems to struggle.

So the way around that is to dual boot again.

Although I am thinking of trying to buy a Desktop Motherboard that enables IOMMU.

Cheers,
Craig

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Reply 1 of 3, by cloverskull

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I think one distinction here is that Arch doesn’t really “come with” any specific boot manager, you pick your own 😀

That said I’ve enjoyed systemd-boot and have used it pretty extensively. But that requires a systemd-based distro and everything that comes along with it. Grub is still an excellent all-around choice and probably what I’d recommend.

Reply 2 of 3, by Sphere478

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I’m a fan of plop for choosing between drives. If you can get all the os’s all set up non dependent on the other’s boot loader plop is a good option.

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