Originally posted by deity x
a Windows XP restore cd(that came with my pc)
I thought that if you bought a computer with Windows OEM pre-installed that the vendor was obliged to give you an OEM installation CD rather than one of their stupid 'rescue' cds.
In order to triple boot, you will need to install one distro and its boot-loader (either lilo/grub); make sure it all works fine, then install the other distro without
My setup is WinME, Mandy 8.1, Slack 8.0. I installed Windows first, followed by Mandrake.
Once I had Mandrake working OK, I installed Slack. I made sure that the bootloader was not installed, then booted to Mandrake.
Mounted the Slack partition from under Mandrake (mount /dev/hda13 /mnt/slack -t ext2
- the /mnt/slack dir needs to be created first, though), then copy the kernel image over from the Slackware partition to the Mandrake one (cp /mnt/slack/vmlinuz /boot/slackware
), edit my lilo.conf file (or grub.conf file...which ever you choose, and add a section for the new kernel. Run lilo to put the new settings in place, and hopefully
all should be well. When you reboot you'll be given the option to boot either.