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Old 10-19-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
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Multi Booting many, many, many, OS's


Hey,

here is my question, I'm working on installing as many OS's as I can on a Dual P3 500MHz. I'm trying to get about 30 OS's on this computer.

How would I go about installing GRUB or Lilo and configuring it to "see" and boot all these OS's, would I have to Chainboot?

I'm really kinda a to x86 Linux and bootloaders, so any help would be greatly liked.

Thx for your help, I'll be around.

Mac_man25
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:41 PM   #2
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Like this?
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/p...399433,00.html

Couldn't find a link to the guy with something like 100 OSs on his PC.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:51 PM   #3
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Wow, thx.

Kinda disappointing, I was hoping for a world record. oh well.

Thx for your help, If there's anymore on this stuff it would be appreciated.

Mac_man25
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:01 AM   #4
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I think LILO can only boot 16 images? - I'm multibooting 5 OS's at present.....the key with LILO is to make sure that all the relevant kernels are locally mounted each time you re-run /sbin/lilo.

One simple approach to multibooting say 7 or 8 operating systems is simply to have a series of Root partitions, each one corresponding to a different distribution and 1 Swap file shared bewteen them.

repost if there are any more questions on this.

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Old 10-24-2003, 01:33 PM   #5
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Well I figured it out for now. that is until I have a problem cause I reached the limit of GRUB. So now I have Red Hat 9 and Libranet so far, i have to download some more distro's. I'll try to update monday after school, I only work on the thing during class.

Mac_man
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:06 PM   #6
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ranish can have more primary partitions, but it is non-standard and in fact quite dangerous
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:39 PM   #7
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The Partition thing isn't a problem, I'm not installing any crummy Microshaft OS's.
And as far as I know linux doesn't mind where it is on the drive.

Mac_man

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:07 AM   #8
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so what all os are you trying to install ,
just check out the book of records, or later they will say it was not 30 but 31 :d

good luck for your new venture....
 
Old 10-25-2003, 06:48 PM   #9
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Not only windows, BSD need primary partition, too. I don't know about others OS tho.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:51 AM   #10
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will linux ditrubutions alone come to 30 ( i doubt )
 
Old 10-26-2003, 09:13 AM   #11
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will linux ditrubutions alone come to 30 ( i doubt )
Well there are 100 listed on the very first page of distro watch.
 
  


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