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Old 10-25-2002, 01:12 AM   #1
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install multiple distros on same disc

is there a way to install 2-3 linux distributions on the same disk and boot them with grub?
if yes,how can i do it?
Old 10-25-2002, 02:15 AM   #2
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Old 10-25-2002, 03:32 AM   #3
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you mean same partition, right? I've never done it myselfe, but I think you can. Here's a how-to from the LFS hints on doing it for that... you'll probably be able to adapt the technique to your situation...
Old 10-25-2002, 07:54 AM   #4
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Yeah, and it's not too hard either!

What you want to do is install your first (and preferred?) distro and it's associated bootloader. Then install your 2nd+ distro but don't install it's bootloader. Once you've got it installed, reboot and boot up into yout 1st distro. Mount the partition that holds your 2nd+'s distro's kernel file (the vmlinuz file) and copy it over to your 1st distros partition (/boot would be a good place) and name it accordingly. Then edit your lilo.conf or grub.conf file and add an entry for it using the copy of the kernel on your 1st distro's partition, but don't forget to specify which partition to use as root.



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