Portlock Knowledge Base

Dual-booting with the Portlock Boot CD and NetWare

Date published: July 11, 2008

Versions 5.02 and later of the the Portlock Boot CD include a new Portlock utility – Portlock Boot Manager – that enables users to easily add the Portlock Boot CD as one of the boot options for a system that already has Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Novell NetWare installed.

Portlock Boot Manager is located on the Portlock Boot CD’s "Repair" tab. Open the dual-boot wizard by expanding Portlock Boot Manager's "Boot" menu and selecting "Dual boot SMART and Netware."

Once the wizard loads, choose the source file that reflects the way you are running the Portlock Boot CD.

Portlock Boot Manager

The wizard will then ask you where you wish to install the boot manager files. A recommended drive letter and path is given, but you may change this as you see fit.

Portlock Boot Manager

The creation of your NetWare and the Portlock Boot CD dual-booting system will begin. Please report any errors or issues with the creation process to support@portlock.com.

Portlock Boot Manager

After the process completes, you may reboot the system. Upon boot up you should see the following boot menu. You now have the option of booting into Netware or into the Portlock Boot CD. You no longer need a hard copy of the Portlock Boot CD.

Portlock Boot Manager