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Old 09-08-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Triboot Setup Help


I have 4 Partitions in my computer and I want to make It a Triboot with WIndows XP,SuSE Linux 9.3 and Fedora Core 4

Should I

Resize NTFS,Delete Swap,and Delete Fedora Core

or

Delete Fedora Core,Delete Swap and Resize NTFS

also

If I don't delete Swap and Extended then I restart Xp will Xp format it as NTFS or will it go over the limit and will it stay unformated.

These are my partitions in it currently

Fat32
NTFS
Swap
Extended
 
Old 09-08-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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Re: Triboot Setup Help

Quote:
Originally posted by cheetahman
I have 4 Partitions in my computer and I want to make It a Triboot with WIndows XP,SuSE Linux 9.3 and Fedora Core 4

Should I

Resize NTFS,Delete Swap,and Delete Fedora Core

or

Delete Fedora Core,Delete Swap and Resize NTFS

also

If I don't delete Swap and Extended then I restart Xp will Xp format it as NTFS or will it go over the limit and will it stay unformated.

These are my partitions in it currently

Fat32
NTFS
Swap
Extended

Its a matter of what YOU want to do.......sounds like you pretty much already know how to do this ......
what exactly are you asking
 
Old 09-09-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
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Which order should I do it in
 
Old 09-10-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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I am asking which order is the best to do it in so it works good and I want Swap to be 512MB
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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Re: Triboot Setup Help

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Originally posted by cheetahman

These are my partitions in it currently

Fat32
NTFS
Swap
Extended
You should have specified how much big your extended partition is.
if its big enough, i.e at least 10 Gb then you simply can delete it and install fresh copies of your linux distros ( what ever two u r intending to install )
Although it will work if it less than 10...........but its good to have 5Gb's for both the distros.
If you have much more space, then you even can have a common /home for them.
.........
and regarding "swap"..........you again haven't specified the size.
if its not 512 mb ( which you are intending to have ) then delete this partition too and make a new swap.

regards
 
Old 09-10-2005, 05:43 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Triboot Setup Help

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You should have specified how much big your extended partition is.
if its big enough, i.e at least 10 Gb then you simply can delete it and install fresh copies of your linux distros ( what ever two u r intending to install )
Although it will work if it less than 10...........but its good to have 5Gb's for both the distros.
If you have much more space, then you even can have a common /home for them.
.........
and regarding "swap"..........you again haven't specified the size.
if its not 512 mb ( which you are intending to have ) then delete this partition too and make a new swap.

regards
Swap is currently 128MB my ram is 512MB Extended is 2.9GB contains Fedora Core 4 and is curently dual booting with Fedora Core 4 and Windows XP
 
Old 09-10-2005, 11:19 PM   #7
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Swap is currently 128MB my ram is 512MB Extended is 2.9GB contains Fedora Core 4 and is curently dual booting with Fedora Core 4 and Windows XP
then what are you waiting for.........
delete the extended, then swap, thhe resize the NTFS
.........
have 500 mb for swap, 5-5 GB each for linux distros and if possible, and if you would like to have, then keep a common /home for both the distros ( its not mandatory )

and take care while installing the distros.
while installing the first distro......install its bootloader in MBR
but while installing the second one, don't install its bootloader in MBR.
either don't install it or install it in /boot ( i prefer not installing it )
then in the grub.conf or lilo.conf of 1st distro you will have to make entries for the seocond distro ( thats a different story, and you can get it using google or "search" on this forum )

regards
 
Old 09-11-2005, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thats what I want
 
Old 09-12-2005, 04:07 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Triboot Setup Help

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then what are you waiting for.........
delete the extended, then swap, thhe resize the NTFS
.........
have 500 mb for swap, 5-5 GB each for linux distros and if possible, and if you would like to have, then keep a common /home for both the distros ( its not mandatory )

and take care while installing the distros.
while installing the first distro......install its bootloader in MBR
but while installing the second one, don't install its bootloader in MBR.
either don't install it or install it in /boot ( i prefer not installing it )
then in the grub.conf or lilo.conf of 1st distro you will have to make entries for the seocond distro ( thats a different story, and you can get it using google or "search" on this forum )

regards
Don't you mean install to boot loader to root partition and I am not going to have home for both of them.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #10
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Don't you mean install to boot loader to root partition and I am not going to have home for both of them.
its your wish of keeping a common /home for two distros.
from my point of view, its better to have a common /home. keeping things in /home (e.g some of your .tar files or rpms or some softwares etc ) will allow you to easily delete the distros and to install a new one at its place without loosing the data in /home.

now the question about boot loader.........
i told you to install the boot loader of 1st distro in MBR and not to install the bootloader of 2nd distro anywhere.
then in the grub.conf/lilo.conf of 1st distro just make entries for the 2nd distro

do some search work for dual distro installation.
regards
 
Old 09-13-2005, 02:34 PM   #11
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My laptop is dual booting currently With Fedora Core 4 and Windows Xp with Fedora Core 4 on the MBR
 
Old 09-13-2005, 03:01 PM   #12
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You may consider the following when tri boot the new Suse

(1) No boot loader in Suse's root partition then Suse can only be called out by FC4's grub using the kernel command.

(2) With boot loader in Suse's root partition then Suse can be "chainloaded" out exactly how Windows is booted, using identical commands in FC4's /boot/grub.menu.lst with only the partition number amended.

This web page may be of interest to you

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=401513
 
  


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