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Old 03-12-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Multiple OS installation using ISO'S


Hey all,

Am new to the forums and linux in general. Anyway lets get down to buisness.

I am currently running Mandriva 2011 with 32-bit architecture (kernel).

I have downloaded several flavours of linux ( Kubuntu,OpenSuse and Mint).

So what I am trying to do is basically modify the grub2 conf file to load their respective kernel images and then attempting to install the OS.

However I have not even got that far. Call me stupid but I can not actually find it in the /boot folder. I believe mandriva has used its own loader as it is the only OS on this system.

In the /boot/grub folder there is an entry listed as menu.lst with nothing in it. I am just wondering if this is my solution.

Alternatively if anyone has a link to tutorials this would be much appreciated. I have googled but nothing that actually steps me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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So what I am trying to do is basically modify the grub2 conf file to load their respective kernel images and then attempting to install the OS.
How did you try to modify the grub.conf file to install the OS?
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In the /boot/grub folder there is an entry listed as menu.lst with nothing in it.
Post the output of /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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You can check this link also for multiple OS installation: http://www.askapache.com/linux/insta...le-os-cds.html
 
Old 03-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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If Mandriva is the only operating system on the computer and there is not menu.lst file, how do you boot it? I expect Mandriva is still using Grub Legacy which should have a menu.lst file. Some distributions use a grub.conf file but I don't think Mandriva is one.

Do you have the iso files for the three distributions you mention?
How are you trying to modify the grub2 conf file and which file?
Kubuntu and Mint use Grub2, Opensuse still uses Grub Legacy.
It's not really clear what you are trying to do. Are you trying to boot to install from the iso files? That won't work with Grub Legacy. You can boot iso files from Grub2 but more details on exactly what you are trying to accomplish would help.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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Wouldn't the easy way be to boot to a CD/DVD and install the OS? Not all grub versions are currently supported so you may end up having to chainload to another loader.

If you system is newish and good enough the most easy way to play with new distro's would be to install a virtual machine.

You'd have to see if the version you have can load an ISO directly.
 
  


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