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Old 03-16-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
unix4power
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How to install different distributions in two different Hard Disks ?


Hi all,

I want to know if there's possibility to install 2 different distributions in 2 hard disk in same Pc?
I have 2 hard disks one of them is 160 GB ( which windows XP and windows 2003 server are installed)
another hard disk (80 GB) divided into 3 partitions one of them installed with Redhat AS 4.0 with Grub Boot loader
I need to install another liux distribution like (ubunto or suse)in my 160 GB

Thanx

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Old 03-16-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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Of course it is possible, there is an excellent, if rather old, guide to doing just that at: http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html
HTH
Dick
ps I have just three versions of Linux and win98SE on my computer, the distros vary but my main one is ubuntu which I highly recommend, I can't remember when I last booted win98 ;-)
 
Old 03-16-2006, 07:55 AM   #3
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With a 160Gb, say XP takes away 25Gb and Win2k another 10Gb the remainder of 125 divided by 5Gb should enable you to install 25 distros there.

Have a look at the booting tips of my signature if you have difficulties to accomplish that.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by unix4power
Hi all,

I want to know if there's possibility to install 2 different distributions in 2 hard disk in same Pc?
I have 2 hard disks one of them is 160 GB ( which windows XP and windows 2003 server are installed)
another hard disk (80 GB) divided into 3 partitions one of them installed with Redhat AS 4.0 with Grub Boot loader
I need to install another liux distribution like (ubunto or suse)in my 160 GB

Thanx
This is not quite what you asked, but I would recommend one drive for operating systems and apps, and the other drive for shared data (formatted FAT32--easily accessed by both Windows and Linux). in you case, the ideal would be all (most) of the OSes and apps on the smaller drive. All (most) of the big drive could be shared data.
 
  


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