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Old 06-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question How can i install different versions of linux in a pc


How can i install different versions of linux like ubundu,redhat etc in a pc and how it can be added in grub or lilo loader.widows is already installed

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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I recently ran across this document that seems to have a bit more detail than most and it's pretty modern.

http://www.hentzenwerke.com/wp/insta...asinglebox.pdf
 
Old 06-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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I'll be as specific as you are.
1. Install a Linux distribution
2. Repeat 1 until all distros are installed
 
Old 06-04-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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How can i install different versions of linux like ubundu,redhat etc in a pc and how it can be added in grub or lilo loader
Please describe your current setup---e.g. Do you have Windows? Do you want to keep it?

Do you already have a version of Linux installed?

Description of computer, including number and size of hard drives.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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Is it possible to dual boot between windows and linux?
 
Old 06-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #6
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Is it possible to dual boot between windows and linux?
Yes.

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Old 06-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #7
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For my money I would install Grub in its own partition, write the booting menu for all the operating systems I want to install and then install them one by one.

That was how I put 145 OSes in a PC with 3 Dos, 5 Windows and a large number of Linux. Details in my signature.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #8
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For my money I would install Grub in its own partition, write the booting menu for all the operating systems I want to install and then install them one by one.

That was how I put 145 OSes in a PC with 3 Dos, 5 Windows and a large number of Linux. Details in my signature.
/salute

Bravo, that's a ton of them! You do image backups I hope :P
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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rweaver,

I clone the whole disk.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 02:09 PM   #10
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Option to dual boot

I can dual boot between in 7 and Fedora (constatine). I just don't have the option too. I have about 3 seconds before Fedora boots. If I hit escape within the few seconds then I have the option to boot windows. I also have the option to edit options and commands for the boot. I was wandering what command or option I need to give me a choice before I hit escape.
Thank You
 
Old 06-09-2010, 03:09 PM   #11
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linux1980,

You can put a "#" in front of the timeout statement to disable it in Grub1's menu.lst or Grub2's grub.cfg.

The PC will then wait for eternity until you decide which system to boot by selecting the system and hit the return key.

Code:
# timeout		3

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Old 06-09-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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Hi,

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I can dual boot between in 7 and Fedora (constatine). I just don't have the option too. I have about 3 seconds before Fedora boots. If I hit escape within the few seconds then I have the option to boot windows. I also have the option to edit options and commands for the boot. I was wandering what command or option I need to give me a choice before I hit escape.
Thank You
It would be better to create a new thread instead of high jacking this one.

'saikee' has provided a good solution.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #13
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