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Old 05-01-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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Can I install Suse Linux and RHEL 5 on same system (Laptop)?


1.Can I install Suse Linux and RHEL 5 on same system (Laptop)?
How many OS can I install in one laptop?

My laptop name in Compaq Presario CQ42-462TU
i5 M460 2.53GHz
3GB RAM
320GB Hard Disk

2. Can I install 64bit RHEL 6 and 32 bit RHEL 5.5 on same laptop?

I have RHEL 6 installed on my laptop, but when I try to install Suse Linux after hitting installtion button it starts loading lernel but then it blacks out and stays there for years.

It also shows some ACPI error when I tried to install second LINUX OS .

3.What should I do? Should I change my newly brought laptop?

Please reply me quickly!

Thank You!
 
Old 05-01-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Hi there,

Yes you can install RHEl 5.5 and SuSE Linux on the same laptop.

You said that you already have RHEL 6 installed on the laptop but when you try to install RHEL5/Any Linux distro you get ACPI error. Can you let us know the exact error message. You said it is related to ACPI did you check your laptop's ACPI setting in BIOS?

Am curious to know as to why you want to install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine. And RHEL 6 installed on the system is 32 bit or 64 bit. Check by typing uname -a.

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:53 AM   #3
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Use emulation (VMWare, virtualbox, Xen) and make it easy on yourself. You won't be sacrificing much in speed but gaining everything in flexibility.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 04:43 AM   #4
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Yes, now I have installed RHEL 6 and ubuntu 10.10 dual boot sucessfully now I am trying Suse...............
Lets see!
 
Old 05-01-2011, 04:44 AM   #5
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what about my laptop capabilities as far as virtulization or dual boot is concerned?

My laptop name in Compaq Presario CQ42-462TU
i5 M460 2.53GHz
3GB RAM
320GB Hard Disk

Please tell me something about my laptop!!!!!!
 
Old 05-01-2011, 05:25 AM   #6
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can I install on my laptop fedora, rhel 6, rhel 5, suse linux on my laptop at same time so that i can choose from option of 4 from the list brfore booting?
 
Old 05-01-2011, 05:31 AM   #7
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This is the error I get on screen whenever i try to install second os, my first os is RHEL 6
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there is no ACPI option in bios I guess! I did not see it!
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #8
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Hi there,

Well you shouldn't be installing more than 3 OS on a system. If you want to install more then install them as VMs (Virtual Machines) because the more OS you will install on a physical machine the more unstable you are making it.

I would say just dual boot a physical machine and if you would like to experiment with different distros then install them as virtual machine.

As far as the error is concerned I have to check on that it. Were you getting the same error when you were trying install any distro on Linux box and which architecture of distro you were trying to install?
 
Old 05-01-2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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No I did not this error on Virtual box, On Virtual box I could install RHEL 5 without any error
 
Old 05-01-2011, 02:18 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Hi there,

Well you shouldn't be installing more than 3 OS on a system. If you want to install more then install them as VMs (Virtual Machines) because the more OS you will install on a physical machine the more unstable you are making it.

I myself boot anywhere around 9 to 13 on an old pentium 4 with no problems and here is the way to do more

145 systems

After three on a VM things can start to slow down.

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for the link. That is just awesome!!!

I use to think that booting many OS on single physical system makes the things unstable (That is what I have heard about installing multiple Windows OS on a system) but yeah the link that you gave is just awesome.

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:37 PM   #12
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Hi Manali,

Have the same laptop, guess you are into linux too, thats why you would have searched this thing hard as it comes without preloaded windows, so stay in touch!.

I am not really a linux pro, but from experience and a little bit of work I have done on AIX through my job, I can share what I feel.
As far as installing any of the 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems together is concerned, I have not had a great time doing that, even with windows. What I would suggest is if you do want to have a dual, try to have both operating systems @ 32 bits.

I have installed OpenSuse 64 bit on this machine without any hiccups what so ever, just a slight difference between your and my machine, I bought an extra GB of memory, does not make any significant difference though.

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Anshul
 
  


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