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Old 10-21-2003, 11:59 AM   #1
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Multiboot setup questions

Since I have Suse 8.2 and all seems well I wanted to take it to the next level and use linux as my main os at work.

I was considering installing a dual boot again but this time make 3 partitions. 1 for xp 2nd in fat32 and a 3rd linux partition. This way I could use the 2nd partition to read and write from in both os's.

However this morning I was thinking maybe I could install win 98se as well since I still use many apps that need it. I assume that I would make 4 partitions but I need some help on how to install all this. I was thinking 1st install win98 to the first partition in fat32., Then winxp to ntfs and finally SuSe last.
I read somwhere that you need to install win98 first and when you install xp you are given the option to dual boot. However what happens when you install Suse ... does the boot menu give you 2 windows choices ?
Old 10-21-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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Don't know if the SuSE will give you 2 choices, but it's easy to add them. What the XP install does is install it's bootloader to the Win98 partition, so whatever choice appears with SuSE (if there's only one) will lead to the XP menu with 98 & XP in it.
Old 10-21-2003, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I am still wondering if I will attempt installing all 3.

It's like configuring 3 systems.

My resently got my Suse running but I still have so much to learn ...
Old 10-21-2003, 11:38 PM   #4
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Another potentially safer choice is to use the Knoppix run from CD version at work.
Depending on policies and system admins it may be a better place to start.
Just a suggestion.

If they allow a dual boot - go for it.
Old 10-22-2003, 10:24 AM   #5
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Knoppix is what got me into linux.

Since I am the chief cook and bottle washer at work, I decide


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