SOLVED: Partitioning for multiple Linux and *BSD on the same drive
My harddrive is dying so I'm replacing it with a 128 GB SSD and a 500 GB HDD. The SSD is where the operating systems will live. I'd like to boot a few different distros:
One that "just works" for getting work done,
Arch and/or Slackware for learning,
and a *BSD, also for learning on. Maybe FreeBSD.
Whenever I install a 2nd linux distro, I lose the ability to boot from the first one anymore, so what's a simple way to set up for booting multiple distros?
Do I install Lilo or Grub to the MBR or to a dedicated /boot partition, or to /boot inside the distro?
Where does the boot information go for the second and third distros so the bootloader can find it?
Can someone give me a sample of what the bootloader instructions would look like to boot multiple distros?
I've been trying to find these answers for days, but have only gotten more confused. I am not a natural at this kind of stuff. This simple mind needs simple instructions. (RTFM is usually way over my dumb head.)
Your help is much appreciated!
Last edited by tigerflag; 10-29-2012 at 11:46 AM.