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Old 10th August 2004, 09:15 AM
bamboo_spider Offline
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Multiple Linux OS on one machine


I currently use FC 1 and will soon upgrade to FC 2

However there are many Linux distros out here (there) while I will be sticking to FC. But I wanted to learn about and experiment with other distros and also allow other users to see the variety and choose for themselves.

SO the questions is on a single machine how many different Linux distro's can be run at a time (multiple boot ups) and how does one make that happen.

What are the problems

Live distros are good as a apertif but it surely needs a full instal to understand the workings and to get used to it + Live distros are slow as well.

PIII Laptop
386 mb Ram
FC2 - no dual boot
FC & Linux since June2004
Uttaranchal India
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Old 10th August 2004, 09:19 AM
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the number of linuxes on a computer is limited only by the space amount, that you have. You have just to watch out, that no installation automatically deletes your current partitions with other Linuxes. And also I would advice to read the grub manual.
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Old 10th August 2004, 09:26 AM
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it is possible but with some headaches this is what i used when i installed mdk for fun: http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=5082
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Old 10th August 2004, 06:00 PM
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I am using WinXP, FC2 and Xandos ..I installled in same order...I when I installed Xandors ( the last OS installed) I let it install LILO and it picked up all the other installations...of course I lost the GRUB that FC2 installed...I guess I could go back install GRUB again if I wanted...but all is working great now....
FC2 and Xandros share the same swap partition...
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