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If you change you mind and want DOS, Win3x, Win9x, BSD, Solaris plus another 50 Linux the answer is still
What is more it is the same way as you are booting the existing 2 systems, regardless if you are using NTldr, Lilo or Grub. With NTldr and Lilo you need to run them in a team of boot-loaders in relay as NTldr and Lilo have limits of 10 and 15 systems respectively. Grub can boot the whole lot in one menu.
Thanks for answering.
I have installed windows xp -> rhel 4
now i want to install suse 10.1.
will it automatically detect another linux distro and will configure the grub of suse for that or will i have to manually do that.
plz let me know
In Linux you don't dictate what you want because you are not paying for it. You take whatever work done by the volunteers and you can have as many free versions you want to coexist with all your paid versions of M$ systems.
Therefore I am asking the same question about what hardware(HCL) if you or anyone know or if you/anyone want to share with me whatever work done by the volunteers or share me how to accomplish the as i above mentioned.
I am not hardware person as I don't have a lot of choices. What exactly is the HCL? What does it do to you?
I have moved my distros from a Socket 754 KT8 Neo with a AMD64 3000 PC to a Socket A Asus A7N8X-E Athlon Sempron 2800 PC and then to the current machine with Asrock Socket 939NF4G and a AMD64 3200. The first switch was to go downward in an attempt to get better compatibility but now I readise there is no need so I moved upward again.
I don't know what is your worry.
My box cuurently have over 80 systems installed. The majority will just hook to the Internet, play MP3 and arrange networking without any intervention. There are a few systems that have the sound or network card not yet working.
I have not bothered to give a single driver for any of the installed systems!!! I just go with whatever the generic drivers available from each distro. Sure I may get a better performance if I start to search around. That will come when I pass the 100 systems because I am still searching for a PC system that cannot be booted by a Grub floppy.
My feeling is that it is only a matter of time that Linux will sort out the outstanding drivers. In the mean time just go with any system that suit your particular hardware. One of the reasons I "retain" the systems I installed is that I can check the setting of a working system with another that has parts doesn't work. I have no idea of what kind of the onboard PCI Express video graphic I got in the current PC. I managed to get all the distros working again simply by checking the seting of one that works and replicate it on the others.
Therefore if you are prepared to be flexible there should be a few Linux or BSD that will suit your particular needs. I can't say the same for the Solaris because it isn't meant for the PC market and the support isn't widely based as the Linux.
Darwin x86 is perhaps the best example. I could installed in only one of the 4 boxes but it still panic for not having the driver. I know I may be able to solve the problem by buying hardware from Apple but why should I bother when the Linux are still working after being moved from partition to partition, disk to disk and machine to machine.