LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
Everest63
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Little Compton, RI
Distribution: SuSe 9
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Triple boot system?


Currently I have a dual boot system with Windows on one HD and SuSe 9.1 Pro on another. Both drives are on the Primary IDE channel with the Windows drive as master and SuSe drive as slave. GRUB is installed on the MBR of the Windows drive.
I would like to try out another Linux distro on a third hard drive and get a triple boot option using GRUB if that is possible. On the Second IDE channel is the CD-RW drive as master. Could I put the third HD on as slave and then install Linux (may try Yoper) and choose not to install a boot loader and then modify GRUB to reflect the additional HD with Linux installed?
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
I don't know if you have that 3rd HD already or still intend to buy it but aren't they large enough to use partitions instead of putting one distro on one HD. Things like your /home/ folder can be used by both distros.

You can modify GRUB to see that 3rd OS but I don't know how cause I use lilo.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
KimVette
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
Originally posted by darkleaf
Things like your /home/ folder can be used by both distros.
In theory, yes. In practical use, you can trash the .kde or .gnome configuration if the versions and/or installed packages conflict, and the session manager can be totally screwed by sharing ~.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tried to have a triple boot up system. But.............. vishi_1982 Linux - Newbie 6 11-12-2004 04:55 AM
Triple Boot System mrcrossroads Linux - Newbie 5 06-16-2004 11:38 AM
LILO - Trying to set up Triple Boot system davecs Linux - Software 4 11-07-2003 06:09 PM
Dual (triple?) boot system loran Linux - Newbie 7 02-27-2003 01:26 PM
triple boot system/boot disk noODle Linux - Software 4 12-23-2001 11:55 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration