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Old 04-02-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Can you create a dual boot partition on an existing Linux install?


I currently have Suse Linux 9.0...I would like to create a dual boot partition...how do I do this?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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You can resize your existing Linux partition to free enough enough space for the second operating system, then reboot from the install CD of the second operating system. Remember to make sure you install the second operating system to the correct disk partition.

Once you complete the install of the second OS, you will have to change your LILO or grub configuration to reflect the new OS.

QTParted can be used to resize the Linux partition.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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hi,
this will help you
Installing 2 gnu/linux Distros

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Old 04-02-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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Thanks alot. This was really helpful! I seemed from the information I found on the web that it was possible to dual boot if were trying to add linux and not the other way around.....

Thanks Again.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:59 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ shazzrie!

You definitely can install a second Linux distro. All it takes is available disk space (to hold the new distro) so you can either resize your existing partitions, or if you have a spare hard drive, you could likewise add it to your machine. Overall, dual booting Linux/Linux is pretty much the same as dual booting Windows/Linux
 
Old 04-02-2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shazzrie
I seemed from the information I found on the web that it was possible to dual boot if were trying to add linux and not the other way around.....

Thanks Again.
"Not the other way around" Means what ? Installing windows partition after installing Linux ?
That too is quite possible. You just need to have the bootable cd/floppy of the Linux to install its bootloader again into the MBR.

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