Hi all, this is my first post.
I'm very new to linux and to date have only tried it on vm's.
Because I work in VM's mostly, I don't do anything with GRUB.
I figure it's time I jump in the pool and put it on my laptop.
I've no GRUB experience with and this is where I'd like help.
I'm not sure how to tell if Grub 1 or Grub 2 is installing.
I'm not sure what file to modify in Grub for the OS's.
I'm not sure how GRUB will react when I try multi OS installs.
About my laptop:
The laptop is 7 years old, has 3.2 p4, 2GB ram and 75GB Hdrive.
Windows 7 Pro - sp1 32Bit is the OS on the laptop.
The 75 GB hard drive has 2 primary and one logical partition.
- Partition 1 has windows 7
- Partition 2 has Terabyte unlimited Boot manager
- Partition 3 is LOGICAL and has 45 GB of free space
- I want all LINUX distros installed in logical Partition 3
Eventually I want the final boot manager to be the
Terabyte boot manager because of it's high functionality.
The Terabyte BM has utils for sizing, cloning etc.
While doing Linux installs, I want everthing working in GRUB
The Linux distros I will install in partition 3 are:
- Linux mint 11 - 32 bit
- Ubuntu 11.10 - 32 bit
- OpenSuse 11.4 - 32 bit
That's it. Please provide me with some suggestions.