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Old 07-20-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Angry Can I dualboot 2 linux distros?


I want to know if I can dual boot two linux distribution such as Red Hat and Ubuntu or SUSE please help needed

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Old 07-20-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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yes you can. most modern installers will handle this as part of the normal process.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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The record is over 100....Search here for Saikee and look at his tutorials.

My site also has some stuff on booting.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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I don't think there is a limit on how many systems we can boot with Grub.

If there is such a limit then I have given up at about 150 systems. However as we can "nest" Grub menus together like a network or a chain and if one menu boots 150 then about 7 menus can fire up 1000 systems.

I am reasonably certain the sky is the limit as far as Grub is concerned.

Mind you all boot loader menus can be nested (for example one can boot to a NTLDR, then jump to a Lilo , then hoop into a Grub, then back to another NTLDR in an endless loop and select any system to boot on its way) so there has never been a limit of how many systems a user can boot.

The word "dual boot" is a funny term to me because I haven't met one boot loader that only boots 2 systems. The minimum is 4 by Dos's MBR because it can boot from any one marked "active" from the 4 primaries partition. WinXp is the least supportive among the modern boot loaders but can still do 10 systems.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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Presto---there he is!!! You don't even have to search.

To a Windows user, "dual-boot" is a huge step. Many don't know what is a partition, what is boot code, etc.
 
  


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