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Old 12-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
gawain
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dual booting: Slackware and Ubuntu


Hi everybody.

I've got a pc with ubuntu running on it. Now I'd like to install Slackware along with it so I can have a dual boot.
Just asking for a specific tutorial, if someone knows any. Thanks. I know it's plenty of "how-to", but I can't get any which is specific to my case.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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My advise is to install Slackware without installing its boot loader (lilo), then modify ubuntu's grub to also boot slack
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gawain
Hi everybody.

I've got a pc with ubuntu running on it. Now I'd like to install Slackware along with it so I can have a dual boot.
Just asking for a specific tutorial, if someone knows any. Thanks. I know it's plenty of "how-to", but I can't get any which is specific to my case.

Thanks a lot
Although not a complete how-to...I'll give you a quick run-down.

1. Backup your data...just in case.
2. Make some room for slackware to fit in on your hard drive if you don't have room already.
3. Install slackware, skip the lilo installation (comes near the end of installation).
4. At this point, you'll have slackware installed but won't see a grub entry.
5. Boot up ubuntu, make an entry to boot slackware and reboot.

Typical slackware grub menu option would be
Code:
title Slackware
root (hdX,Y)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version
Obviously, you'll have to replace X & Y above with appropriate device and partition number.
Tux,

Last edited by tuxrules; 12-22-2006 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thanks everybody for replying.

The difficult point seems tobe number 5

Quote:
Boot up ubuntu, make an entry to boot slackware and reboot
What I understand is that when I reboot after installing Slackware there will turn up a choice between the two, Ubuntu and Slackware.


Thanks again for the tips
 
Old 12-22-2006, 02:46 PM   #5
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You'll need to add an entry to your GRUB config file (/boot/grub/menu.lst) for Slackware. That's what point 5 of tuxrules' post is referring to.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 05:06 AM   #6
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Thanks. Things are getting clearer

Quote:
You'll need to add an entry to your GRUB config file (/boot/grub/menu.lst) for Slackware.
That's when everything has been installed.
Did I get the target this time? And I guess I can do it with a whatsoever editor from the terminal line (I'm used to nano)

thanks again for patiently reading and helping
 
Old 12-23-2006, 05:12 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by gawain
Did I get the target this time?
What do you mean?

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And I guess I can do it with a whatsoever editor from the terminal line (I'm used to nano)
Yes, of course you can use whatever editor you like.

tuxrules gave you an example of what your entry should look like.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 06:59 AM   #8
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Thanks again.
Now I understand; I didn't comprehend the reply by Tux. I must change Grub config file at the end, when Slackware has been installed. And I'll do it from Ubuntu.

Bye bye and merry Xsmas by a new Slack's
 
  


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