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Old 11-05-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
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Triple / Quad Booting Tips?, XP / Mandrake 10-1 / Yoper / Ubuntu

Hi people.

Just got a new computer - XP 3000, 512 MB, 160 Gb SATA.

At the minute i've got XP installed, i am going to install Mandrake 10.1 as soon as i have it, but i also want a development (or possibly 2) version of linux too.

What is the best order to install the OS's.

Here is want i'm thinking

SATA drive 1:

/Mandrake 10.1

- i thought installing mandrake last might make sense as it seems to automatically set up lilo.
- Can i have more than 1 home/swap partiation on one drive.

Also would it be easy to add another version of Linux (i.e -mepis) on a spare IDE drive, so it would be for example:-

SATA drive 1:

/Mandrake 10.1

IDE drive 1:

Anyone any hints on this before i start!

Old 11-05-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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Location: Richmond, Virginia
Distribution: Suse 9.1 Pro
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I don't think the order matters much when installing the os's as long as XP is first. As for adding a second drive with another distro, I've heard that this requires quite a bit of extra configuration, so I try to keep my distros on one drive.


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