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Old 09-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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ready to be MSfree. a few questions before I do it. (SOLVED)

Due to my repetitive distro installs and crazy partitions, I had my desktop so screwy, I re-installed the original OS (Vista). I now am ready to have it all taken over by Linux. I want to dual boot Ubuntu and DamnSmallLinux. Obviously DSL will have the least amount of space allocated.
I don't care about losing anything, I have it all backed up elsewhere.
DSL is for me, and my wife can comfortably use Ubuntu.
Will Grub have any problems with DSL once Ubuntu is installed?
Any cautious suggestions before I do this ( tomorrow)?
I also have a separate 15gb pata - should I use that for DSL, instead? - but then, i still wonder if Grub will have any complications with that.

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Old 09-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Depends on the use of pata drive. If you have a sata then DSL may not find it. So using a pata IDE drive will work. Using a common data partition is cool. If windows is not going to be used then you can use ext2 for the filesystem. Other than that i keep each distro seperate. Some have combined things like /usr and /home but i perfer to use seperate partitions whether comon to the / partition or each one.

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Grub won't have any problems with ubuntu or dsl
Old 09-22-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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You really shouldn't have any problems - checkout this thread booting 145 different operating systems


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