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Old 08-12-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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Dual boot two Linux distributions


How to Partition the Hard Disk to Install Linux on an Existing Linux System, I mean how to dual boot two different Linux (Mandrake 8.2 with Linux RedHat 7.3) as we dual boot windows with Linux?
 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:44 PM   #2
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Just make a partition for the new system and install it.
You can use the swap from the existing system.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 05:53 PM   #3
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Uttam,
It's very easy to dual boot Linux + Linux..+ Win + BSD.. etc using
the LILO (Linux Loader).

However, you need to provide more details, like do you already
have a partition for other Linux, or will need to 'shrink' your existing
partition to make space for others etc.

What's your current partition setup and OS setup?
 
Old 08-12-2002, 07:35 PM   #4
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Got 1 thing to add...

Put your kernels in a seperate /boot partition.

Cool
 
Old 08-12-2002, 07:55 PM   #5
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MasterC,
Do you propose that the root partition still be the same?
 
Old 08-13-2002, 02:46 AM   #6
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I am not sure I follow...

If you mean this:
Mandy=/dev/hda1
RH=/dev/hda1
then NO


Sorry, I don't understand the question very well...
 
Old 08-13-2002, 02:51 AM   #7
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I agree with your previous post MasterC. I don't keen same
partition for two OSes. If RH goes into hda1, SuSe goes into
other (hda2). This effectively solves the problem of seperating
/boot anyways.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 03:46 AM   #8
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Oh yes, I meant an entirely separate partition (such as /dev/hda3) used for /boot
 
  


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