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Are there any boot managers that can be simply place on any drive, boot, and load any OS from any hardware

That's probably not a very good title, so let me explain what I am looking for. I have many drives, some with GPT and some with MBR, with several Windows and Linux installs spread across them, I also ...
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What is the lightest OS I can install on a new computer like XP service pack 2?

I cannot figure out how to install my gold XP CD on my late model computer. I keep getting Errors. Why does it not load? What self-loading and unpatched OS can I boot a new computer with that is ...
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What are alternatives to Windows Boot Manager?

For windows multiboot, I find Windows Boot Manager is quite restricitve, even more so after GPT-UEFI booting that it doesn't even show my ubuntu partition and EasyBCD says UEFI settings of windows is ...
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Easy util for formatting hard drive with GPT and grub2?

Is there a util to easily format an empty hard drive (or convert an existing set of partitions) so the drive afterwards has: GPT partitions, and... is grub2 ready, and... can still boot "legacy" OS ...
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Automatically repair GRUB on Linux?

I managed to blow out GRUB on Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu 14.04 is a particular Linux distribution. There are plenty of software tutorials that attempt to explain how to repair or restore GRBU for Ubuntu. ...
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Berryboot equivalent for a x86 system

Berryboot is a pretty neat pre-boot environment that lets you install one of several pre-selected images to your raspi. It uses VNC for picking your boot options. So basically what I need is A ...