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Well, I am at it once again... I am creating another multi-boot system.
Here are the distros:
Red Hat 9
Suse 8.2 Pro
I am doing this on a 30 G drive so space is of no concern.
My question is whether anyone has installed these on the same machine before and if they noticed any best order of install. I don't really care about the order, but I wanna avoid problems since it will take a long time to do all three. I plan to use grub, but I noticed that suse's interface for the bootloader looks a little different and I usually don't use bootloader on multi-boot systems, but this time I am going to do that.
So when I am installing the second and the third, do I just install grub again and will it automatically add that additional distro to the grub menu at boot?
Hopefully I get a response soon cause I am downloading Mdk 9.1 right now and it will be done in about an hour. Also, I noticed that mdk 9.1 only has one main iso - is that all it requires now? I recall that mdk 8.2 had 3.
Just be sure to write down the partition info for each one.
I would install the first two without a /boot partition. Then install the last with a /boot partition, or save a partition to mount after the install has completed and put all of your /boot files from each distro on the /boot partition. Then you can edit the /etc/fstab for each distro. And the grub.conf file
As long as the system will boot into one of the distros after they are all installed it should not be a problem to set them up for multiboot.
install with all three having their own /boot folder
then after install you will need to setup the /boot partition with all the kernel files, initrd images, system.maps ... then setup each distros /etc/fstab and boot loader config files for the /boot partition.