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Old 04-14-2005, 04:37 AM   #1
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Triple Boot?

I'm stilla bit of a newbie, but I've used Mandrake 10.1 for a quite a while dual booting with XP Home. Now I've got XP on my primary drive, and a 40 Gb secondary drive formatted As Ext2. Is it possible to install SUSE 9.2 Pro, AND another distro onto the secondary drive and then triple boot from LILO? If not, I'll probably just stick with SUSE for now. Also, when you install a Linux distro and it suggests paritions and mount points, it labels them hda1, hda2 etc. What should I set it up as to make sure its on the seconary drive? Mandrake just went on by default. I've got Partition Magic to help with partitions.

Old 04-14-2005, 05:30 AM   #2
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The second drive would be /dev/hdb and this should be set automatically. You can triple boot, just make sure that you add all your operating systems to your boot loader and that you have made boot disks just in case your /mbr is overwritten. Also when you install Suse, leave some space for the other distro you intend to install.
Old 04-14-2005, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm gonna give this a go, and reply with something else. I'm thinking of using KDE with SUSE 9.2 and GNOME with Ubuntu, just to get a feel for the thing. I'll let you know how bad it goes.



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