News to me...
Mandrake stuff isn't that useful? Say What??? On linux forum, comparison of distros is called a distro war, because like with women, everyone has an opinion and those opinions are all different. I have used Mandrake since 1999, and it does all sorts of wonderful stuff. I even made a book with LyX, the typesetter program which is a front end for LaTeX. Someone is pulling your leg, or is prejudiced.
This reminds me of the 1980 Apple v. Radio Shack war nonsense.
However, I digress.
Usually, when you are dual booting, all you need to do is install the new distro right in the same partition where the old one was, if the old partition is acceptable to you. My only problem is while I know this, I have not done it myself with Gentoo, only with Redhat and Mandrake. Generally, when you install you are given the option of formatting the partition you already have, which means it wipes the old distro.
If this is not true, a Gentoo expert will let you know ASAP, heh, heh.
As far as the bootloader, usually the install procedure for your distro will take care of that. Lilo and Grub need to call out stuff that is present, that is, there is no universal linux call-out.
Last edited by irlandes; 08-31-2004 at 09:04 PM.