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Old 12-22-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
sk chua
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triple boot


hi, i'm new to linux and learning to install it..
i have adaptec 29320hostraid card with 2x 36gb scsi hdd and 2x 73gb scsi hdd and both with raid1.
i'm trying to install windows vista , windows xp and centos 4.4.is there anyway to do it as triple boot ? can someone pls help me or suggest,many thanks
 
Old 12-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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Install XP first, then Vista. I understand Vista has an option to keep XP as a dual-boot. Then install CentOS and have it make up the boot loader. If you search for Vista on this forum you should find info about running it with Linux.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
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This is just one possibility but it is the one I prefer because any one system breaks down will have no effect on the other.

The standard approach and the easiest is to combined the two Windows, either let XP's NTLDR dual-boot Vista or using Vista's BCDedit to dual-boot XP, and use Grub to boot all. That approach has the disadvantage in that if one of the Windows in trouble it may kill both M$ systems or require the re-installation of both for sharing a common boot loader between them.

The above link allows the 3 systems intalled in any order. It is also suitable for installing any number of M$ systems and is the basis for installing 150+ systems if you have them.

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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Install XP first, then Vista. I understand Vista has an option to keep XP as a dual-boot. Then install CentOS and have it make up the boot loader. If you search for Vista on this forum you should find info about running it with Linux.
thanks! should i install xp and vista in 73gb hdd raid1 and centos in 36gb hdd raid1 ? would it be able to boot ? cos i did tried it a few times and after i install centos it can't boot windows or cant boot linux ..
 
  


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