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Gautam Adhikari 01-31-2009 01:48 AM

I have installed two times LINUX-5 but my earlier instaled LINUX-5 is not opening.
 
As in windows case we can install two three xp operating system.There entry is entered in BOOT.INI file.As we switch on our computer we get options in boot.ini file to enter in which OS you want to enter.
In same way if we install linux two times,how can we login in earlier installed linux as in case of xp.

ronlau9 01-31-2009 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Gautam Adhikari (Post 3426961)
As in windows case we can install two three xp operating system.There entry is entered in BOOT.INI file.As we switch on our computer we get options in boot.ini file to enter in which OS you want to enter.
In same way if we install linux two times,how can we login in earlier installed linux as in case of xp.

Not sure what you mean now you have windows and linux
How do start linux ?
As a example I have windows XP , opensuse 10.3 and opensuse 11.1 on one disk I use GRUB to load windows , opensuse 10.3 and opensuse 11.1
They appear as a boot option
But they are all 3 on a different partition of the HD
You can also use LILO to do the job

salasi 01-31-2009 10:09 AM

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I have installed two times LINUX-5
It is unclear what you mean by Linux-5. there are 200+ different distributions and they have different numbering systems for release. Or, if you mean Linux, that is currently up to 2.6.26.something-or-another which is rather lower than 5.

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In same way if we install linux two times,how can we login in earlier installed linux as in case of xp.
This happens automatically if you do things right; I must therefore assume that you have done things wrong. Please describe what you did in more detail (and say which distribution, assuming that you used one), as rather than creating a new and separate installation you have very possibly overwritten your old one.

brianL 01-31-2009 12:09 PM

Two installations of the same distro? How about giving them different hostnames? "whateveryouwanttocallit1" and "whateveryouwanttocallit2"?


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