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Old 01-08-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Multi OS Boot

I am a developer w/win, new to linux (used Unix 15 years ago in Univ.). I am trying to install Win2kpro, Winme (I have some specs to work with this os for a client), And linux Redhat, Suse, and mandrake (my boss wants me to learn Linux). I have on my home test box a WDHD 80 gig and WDHD 180 gig. Parted out two on the 80: 10/nfst, 70/nfst (win2kpro on 10). Parted the 180: 25/fat32,100(-/+)Fat32, 25/Fat32, 28(-/+)/Linux ext3, 2/Linux swap, Winme on 1st 25. I had win2kpro and winme installed, then did redhat with boot loader. It boots fine to boot loader but I can only get into redhat and win2kpro. When winme is booted blackscreen w/rootverify(i think) (1,0) chainload +1. I think it's reading from the wrong part but i'm still trying to figure out the linux file sys. Also when I install Suse and Mandrake on the linux part will that cause problems or should i make anouther linux part (like putting dupe windows on same part can mess up the boot)? Thanx
Old 01-08-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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OK, on the 180GB drive, this is how I'd partition it:
30GB WinME, 40GB 2K, 40GB mdk, 30Gb redhat, 39GB SUSE, 1GB swap.

For all the Windows, have a chainloader +1 entry


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