LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-14-2005, 05:37 AM   #1
adam-red
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.

Thanks
Adam
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #2
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
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, 10:13 AM   #3
adam-red
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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.

Adam
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Triple OS or more Boot sgtbob Linux - Software 9 11-28-2005 10:52 AM
from dual boot to triple and quadruple boot theory_prof Linux - Newbie 10 10-06-2005 02:28 PM
Triple boot kirth Linux - General 4 10-07-2004 10:24 PM
Triple Boot BittaBrotha Slackware 2 06-14-2002 10:29 AM
triple boot system/boot disk noODle Linux - Software 4 12-23-2001 11:55 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration