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Old 06-16-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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Installing multiple distos on one drive

I have a drive with three partitions, one of them being swap, and another already has Slackware installed. I would like to put Suse 8.2 on the other, however when I try to install, Suse says it wants to be on the first partition. Is there any way around this? or do I have to put Suse on the first partition and Slackware on the second?
Old 06-16-2003, 01:36 PM   #2
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Suse won't let you specify what partition you want to install it on? I haven't used Suse in a while but that seems very odd and not too 'Open Source' fashion. What is the error exactly? Have you tried installing another distro on the second partition?
Old 06-16-2003, 05:35 PM   #3
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I found it odd too. What I am doing is trying to do a web install, and when it asks if I want a new installation, upgrade, or fix installation, I pick "new", then try to choose my second partition. Yast then tells me it must be installed on partition number one. I have not tried installing any other distro on that second partition, though I have Redhat and Mandy handy (heh), so I could try that. All the partitions are primary partitions by the way.
Old 06-17-2003, 01:53 AM   #4
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XOSL might be useful. I use it to boot 8 different versions of Linux.


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