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Old 01-11-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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More than 1 linux distro on a machine


hi everyone,

i am wondering if there is a way to have a computer that already has windows 7 installed, but also be able to have 2 different versions of linux installed.

ie like a multiboot system?

thanks for your help
 
Old 01-11-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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You can easily google this.

You can use same grub for all the distros.

Have a look at this.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:36 AM   #3
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Hi there,

There are different options for running multiple Linux on your machine. You can certainly install a multiboot, where you have to choose the operating system at boot time.

You can also use a virtual machine from windows, and install as many versions of Linux you would like.

Cheers
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:39 AM   #4
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Hello,

Of course there is a way, you can install multiple Linux distros alongside Windows without big problems. There are lots of distros that do the 'heavy thinking' for you, like Ubuntu for example. And there are other distros that will definitely need your complete attention and far more knowledge. If you do a search in Google there are some very easy to follow guides on how to install a multiboot system with Windows 7. One of them for example is this one: Step by step dual-booting guide.
Once you have installed one Linux system alongside Windows you can repeat the steps for other Linux distros, of course paying double attention not to overwrite any used partition.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:46 AM   #5
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thanks everyone, i was googling the wrong thing and going no where...so thanks again
 
Old 01-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #6
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Hi,

You're welcome! If you consider your problem/question solved then please mark it as such using the Thread Tools.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Hello,

two important hints: you may use one swap-partition for all of your Linux systems. But be sure to have different /home folders for every distribution.

The reason is, that you'll have to keep the configurationfiles for the programs of different distributions separated.

You can create a bigger partition for an additional data-folder which can be accessed from both Linux systems.

Markus
 
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