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mickeyboa 08-07-2006 10:59 PM

Putting two Linux operating systems on one drive
Would it be right to put each Linux operating system on a Extended
partition behind WindowsXP on hda1 ?


weibullguy 08-07-2006 11:20 PM

I don't know that they need to be extended partitions. It all depends on how many partitions you need to do everything you want to do. But Windows needs (AFAIK) to be on a primary partition. Linux works equally well on either. I don't have any Windows on my box, but I have FC5 on hda5 and Gentoo on hda7. Keeping a free primary partition because I think BSD wants to be on a primary and I might give it a try some day.

MoonlitSky 08-08-2006 12:13 AM

Also depends on the distros in question. FC5 doesn't cohabitate well with any other version of fedora. It refuses to install corectltly, and ruins the preexisting fedora installation, so you wind up with a scrambled box that won't boot to hard disk. Haven't tried installing fc5 with any other linux OS. If you try it, let us know the results. Good luck.

mickeyboa 08-08-2006 05:34 PM

Well I have three operating systems on a 80gig laptop Dell Inspiron8600.

WindowsXP 7gig
Fedora% 35gig
Suse10.1 31gig
Swap 1gig

I installed Suse last, I like the Suse selection menu for each operating system.
Had no errors in installing.


scorpioofthewoods 08-11-2006 07:03 AM

Others might have had better luck, but for me FC and Ubuntu did not like each other at all.

mickeyboa 08-11-2006 09:57 AM

Try installing Fedora first.

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