Ok, I have read this entire post with interest as I'm really looking at triple booting. By the way aysiu are you the same aysiu as on the Ubuntu forums? You have a lot of very helpfull posts!
I cut my teeth on Ubuntu for quite a while and am really interested in trying yet other Linux flavors! Hence the triple boot Question.
Currently I have XP, and Mepis running. I have a 10 GB fat 32 partition I'm about to wipe and would like to boot Slackware on it. Currently Mepis is in charge of of MBR with Grub. Which looks like this:
color cyan/blue white/blue
title MEPIS at hda2, kernel 2.6.15-26-386
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 root=/dev/hda2 nomce quiet vga=791
title Windows at hda1
I have used Grub, and like grub, and don't want Lilo. I'm familiar with editing my own grub and adding the graphics to it. (Learned that in Ubuntu, because they didn't have one.)
Here is my fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2493 20024991 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 3826 4463 5124735 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 4464 4863 3213000 5 Extended
/dev/hda4 2494 3825 10699290 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda5 4464 4830 2947896 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 4831 4863 265041 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Partition table entries are not in disk order
hda4 is where I want Slackware. Question. Can I install it and not install grub or lilo, then edit my grub in Mepis to look like this:
title Slackware 11 at hda4, kernel 2.6.xx.xx.xx
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx.xx.xx root=/dev/hda4 nomce quiet vga=791
It sounds like a logical plan to me, but I need some more expert linux input. Sorry if I have gotten tooo technical.
Also in doing this can I leave /swap for both Linux to use, and can I use /home with both Linux? Thanks for the help!