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Old 11-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
sonic6765
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Question need some guidance on installs.


Here is what Ive been able to do so far. i have win xp on 1 drive, im installing ubuntu on a 10 gig drive. now i put in a 40 gig drive to put fedora 16 and mandriva 2011 on it. how should i install these so that grub will get all of the installs so i can choose. sorry if i seem a little greedy on the distros but im trying to find something i like so when i feel comfortable running it i can replace windows. any help is appreciated.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Well if you install Ubuntu last after the other two then it will autodetect them and add them to the Grub boot menu.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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Also, make sure windows is installed first, if not win ntldr will override the existing grub. In case you didn't know.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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thanks for the heads up. im reloading windows now then ill install the other os's
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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OK I can understand installing 2 copies of the same distro with home directory on one partition
ON A LAPTOP as a back up
but why pile up a bunch of distros on one computer ?
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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im just trying a couple of different distros and seeing what might be better for me. its a extra computer i have so i thought id kinda play a little.
 
  


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