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Old 08-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Simple Ubuntu 10.04x LTS installation that allows multiboot


Hi,

Have you ever heard of multibooting many distros from the same partition?

Do you need to find a way to install the new Ubuntu 10.04x LTS into an existing partition as another option to multiboot?

Simple, you don't need to download or install any scripts or executables. read on @

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ultiboot-3118/

Last edited by sfxpt; 08-25-2010 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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OK
I took a quick look, and think you maybe need to do some editing.
First code box "Preparation":
Code:
# Prepare source
mounts -o loop iso/ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso /mnt/iso1/
# Prepare destination, HD/USB
mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/usbpen/
mount doesn't have an "s"
The path iso/ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso is wrong.

You don't specify filesystem type to mount, which may be necessary if the intended reader isn't running ubuntu 10.04 already (which is likely).

You haven't suggested that the mountpoints need to be created before the mount command is issued

I gave up here

Good try though

You don't really need this "HOWTO" because ubuntu 10.04's installation program will automatically include other OSs on other partitions, and offer multiboot "out of the box". No "tweaking" required
 
Old 08-25-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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> mount doesn't have an "s"

Thanks for point out. It was my alias for 'sudo mount'. fixed.

> The path iso/ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso is wrong.

Why?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
You don't specify filesystem type to mount, which may be necessary if the intended reader isn't running ubuntu 10.04 already (which is likely).

You haven't suggested that the mountpoints need to be created before the mount command is issued

I gave up here
Good point, my blog is not for general newbies to command line. As posted, you should be familiar with command line before go on, or at least know how to create mountpoints before the mount command is issued, and substitutive my path with yours.

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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
You don't really need this "HOWTO" because ubuntu 10.04's installation program will automatically include other OSs on other partitions, and offer multiboot "out of the box". No "tweaking" required
Have you ever heard of multibooting many distros from the same partition?

cheers

Last edited by sfxpt; 08-25-2010 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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Here's something that may be of interest to you:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...ionFromScratch
 
Old 08-25-2010, 07:25 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
Here's something that may be of interest to you:
Thanks a lot! -- you really read my mine, was just about to ask.

Skimming through it, I found that Live Ubuntu CD Customization From Scratch is way behind Debian.

Under Debian, you just need
  • a single command, grml-live,
  • and a list of your desired packages to install.
 
  


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