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Old 08-21-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
halovivek
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How I Can Load Mulitiple Operating Systmes In One Hard Disk



DEAR FRIENDS,
PLEASE TELL ME THE SOLUTION FOR THIS...\
I AM HAVING A P-3 ,633 MHZ CELERON PROCESSOR,TWO- 40 GB HARDDISK AND THE RAM IS 256MB.
1.I WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS 98
2.THEN I WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS 2000P
3. THEN I WANT TO INSTALL 2000 ADVANCED SERVER WINDOWS
4. THEN I WANT TO INSTALL REDHAT LINUX 9.0 OR 8.0
MY QUESTION IS
1. CAN I HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEMS IN A COMPUTER WITH 3 WINDOWS AND 1 LINUX
2.WILL LINUX SUPPORTS 4 PRIMARY PARTITION LIKE 2000 PROFESSIONAL WINDOWS.
3. IF IT ALL POSSIBLE,IF I STARTED AN OPERATING SYSTEM..WILL THIS MULTIPLE OPERATING SYSTEM LOADED CONFIGURATION WILL DAMAGE THE PROCESSOR AND ITS SPEED.
4. CAN WE USE TWO DIFFERENT HARDDISK & IT IS POSSIBLE TO INSTALL TWO OPERATING SYSTEM AS I LIKE..FIRST ONE IN THE FIRST HARD DISK AND THE SECOND ONE IN THE SECOND HARD DISK I WANT DUAL ..HOW TO DO THIS
PLEASE REPLY TO ME..
PLEASE SEND ME ALL PROCEDURE
AWATING YOUR KIND MAIL
AT halovivek@yahoo.com
vivek
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:26 AM   #2
Agifem
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First, turn off caps. It makes people think you're yelling.

1. Yes, you can have all 4 OSes ; but the boot loader must be quite sophisticated ; LILO can't handle this i think ; the only one i found who could is System Commander. But I'm no expert.
2. Yes.
3. No. At any time, there is only one OS working, and a single OS can't damage a machine ... except with crashes and virii and such.
4. Yes it's possible. I leave the details to people who now more about all that.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:41 AM   #3
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The number of harddisks is not important, because a partition can be compared to a virtual harddisk (or space if you like that word better). You just can't create a partition which is partly on one harddisk and partly on another, but other than that you can pretty much do what you want.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:25 AM   #4
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Have a look at www.xosl.org They produce the extended OS loader, xosl, and I use it to boot multiple OSs on the same machine.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
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I better recommend you to use the GAG boot loader http://gag.sourceforge.net/ ,a short description of the process would be:

1.- Use a tool to make the partitions for each OS (Partition Magic $, DiscDrake (from a knoppix for example), etc). Linux can be in the 2 HD.

2.- Then install in a good order de Os's, setting the appropiate partition ACTIVE and installing there, then change the active partition for the next and intall there the other windows. Then install linuxes. But take care of this, INSTALL THE APPROPIATE BOOT LOADERS (NT LOADER, LILO, ETC) IN ITS PARTITION, NO THE MBR. Gag will be installed in MBR.

3.- Install GAG, then you have a "higher" level boot loader that you can use to switch any os by preserving their respective boot loaders (NT loader, lilo, etc). Gag is installed from a diskette, and you save your configuration in the diskette.

Read de GAG homepage, read the help manuals of Partition Magic, there's one called "Installing a second operative system".
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:48 PM   #6
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1. STOP SHOUTING.
2. read and search google.com,
attempt to solve your own problem first then if you cant and need help thats more for what forums are for but i just hate it when ppl dont bother to find a solution or help themeselves then just post here is my problem , what is the solution? .. there endless amount of documenation on dual-booting and what not.. search google!
 
  


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