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Old 03-27-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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triple booting SUSE 9.2, FC 3 and Ubuntu


I,m going to install mandrake on my PC with my SUSE 9.2 is my default OS how to make that happen and please tell me how...step by step becoz I'm still noob on linux....so please help me to try other distro without corrupting my SUSE....
I already Linux mania...I've been use SUSE and that was great.... so please help me to learn other distro....

thanks

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Old 03-28-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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you will be able to share the following partitions between distros:
boot, swap, and home.

you will need separate paritions usr and var for each distro,

however it's simpler to start with separate root partitions for each distro.


It might be easier to give you a strategy if you list your current partition layout.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:40 AM   #3
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ok my hdd is 120 gb with 3 partition
my suse 9.2 at last partition (50gb) the rest for two partition
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:45 PM   #4
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multiple boots

When you get around to installing your next distro and for each additional install of Linux do not install the MBR when invited to. You will lose your other versions.

Without doing anything take a look at menu.lst - Practise first by creating two entries to boot your existing Linux distro.

- I rambled on about multiple boots in this thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...01#post1527101

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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i have mandrake-10.1, FC3 and suse installed along with windows 2000. FC3 is my main OS. the only partition i share among the three distributions is swap the rest will have its own home, root and boot partition, this is how i setup, so that each will have its own home, boot and root.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:29 PM   #6
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home

i share my "home" partition between my various distros.

that way, no matter on what OS i boot up on, i can still access my one constant home partition.

> ^^ <
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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can anyone tell me the right setting for GRUB? please
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:27 PM   #8
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hmmm but bonito if sharing home partition, then if lets say you install gaim that came with the different distro you installed each with different version then how it is going to be installed, but then you will have seperate / partitions am i right?

thnx.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:28 PM   #9
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fireedo here is my grub.conf.

default=1
#timeout=30
splashimage=(hd1,2)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Fedora Core-2.6.11-1.8_FC3
kernel (hd1,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.8_FC3 root=/dev/hdb3 splash=verbose selinux=0
initrd (hd1,2)/boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.8_FC3.img

title Fedora Core-2.6.10-1.770_FC3
kernel (hd1,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 root=/dev/hdb3 splash=verbose selinux=0
initrd (hd1,2)/boot/initrd-2.6.10-1.770_FC3.img

title Mandrake-10.1-2.6.8.1-24
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-24mdk root=/dev/hda5 resume=/dev/hdb1 splash=verbose
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.8.1-24mdk.img

title SUSE LINUX-9.2-2.6.8-24.13-default
kernel (hd1,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-24.13-default root=/dev/hdb6 vga=0x314 selinux=0 splash=verbose resume=/dev/hdb1 desktop elevator=as showopts
initrd (hd1,5)/boot/initrd-2.6.8-24.13-default

title MS Windows 2000
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX-9.2-2.6.8-24.13-default
kernel (hd1,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd1,5)/boot/initrd

title Failsafe -- Mandrake-10.1-2.6.8.1-24
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 ro failsafe acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb1 splash=verbose
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:43 PM   #10
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"greythorne" u r the best!
thanx a lot that's very helpfull......I try that...

thanx again....
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:49 PM   #11
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btw can someone can give me a reason to try another distro beside SUSE?
what advantages I can get if try to use another distro?

just curious....
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:42 PM   #12
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for some distros, the difference is purely philosophical,
many have different packaging management schemes designed to make overall management of a system more cusomizable, automatic, or whatever.
In that sense, each distro has a different flavour ... a methodology passed on by it's creators!
You can often get an idea of this just from their home pages or sites like distrowatch.

For me personally, I hate rpm-based distros .... starting at Redhat 5.2, fiddling with Mandrake 6.0(?) and a few others....
and to be honest I often try a distro I haven't seen for a while just to test a machine (before I have to put what the owner of the machine wants on it),
but fot the last few years I've pretty much settled on Debian ... occasionally moving from testing to unstable and back again as the mood strikes me.

To me ... that's that advantage of the different distros ... I'm sure most of us will have different reasons.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 06:29 PM   #13
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how home?

Quote:
Originally posted by greythorne
hmmm but bonito if sharing home partition, then if lets say you install gaim that came with the different distro you installed each with different version then how it is going to be installed, but then you will have seperate / partitions am i right?
thnx.
greythorne,

here is how i do it. For the first Distro installation (say Suse), i have 3 partitions:
/home (hda3 .. 22 gigabytes)
swap (hda2.. 512 megabyets)
/ (everything else goes here: usr, dev, boot, bin, dev, etc) (hda1 ... 7 gigabytes)

So thats 3 partitions,
i then extend the rest of the hard drive (hda4)

Now i install my next Distro (say Knoppix),
/ (hda5 .. another 7 gigabyets)
swap , (i put in on the same swap at hda2)
/home (i put in on the same home at hda3)


Voila!
You see? That way, /home is the biggest partition on the Harddrive.
i usually put all files in a folder: /home/Stuff
Now, no matter which Distro i load up, i can still get to /home/Stuff where all my music, movies are.

oh yeah, on Suse, my user account is: bonito1
and my user account on Knoppix is: bonito2

that way you avoid any touchy conflicts.

Brilliant, eh?

Does that answer your question?

> ^^ <
 
Old 03-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #14
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bonito, can u give me your GRUB setting? maybe yours can help me too
 
Old 03-31-2005, 08:35 AM   #15
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hey thats really great. thank you. hmmm i think i will give that a try bonito, and btw it does answered my question.

thnx.
 
  


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