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Old 08-24-2003, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question Distros Equality Question.


If one gets comfortable and learns everything about say one Distro, then will it be easy to install/use one of the other Distros if the need arises ? Can more than one Linux Distro be used in the same machine ? Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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1) depends which one you are used to and which other ones you want.... debian behaves quite differently from mandrake etc.... different ends of the spectrum. but you can convert to different file locations easily enough though.

2) yes, you can put as many as you want on.
 
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2) yes, you can put as many as you want on.
This is good to know. However, can all the linux distros be under one partition or will each Distro need to be installed in its own partition ? Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2003, 09:21 AM   #4
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Each distro need be installed in its own partition. Generally, you can only make 4 primary partitions in a hard drive, or three primary partitions and as many logical (extended). If you want to use other distros with your current one, just don't install a bootloader (lilo or grub) in either the MBR or the partition where the new distro was installed. Edit your current bootloader by adding entries pointing to the location of the kernel and initrd of the new installed distro. Refer to the bootloader manual.
 
  


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