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Old 07-23-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
laurentduprasboileau
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Triple Boot


I want to know how to make a triple boot system (XP, Ubuntu and Sabayon or Suse)on my 80G hard drive.

This is how my hard-drive is now partitionedI already have XP and Ubuntu running and I'm using Grub which was proposed when installing Ubuntu)
- /dev/hda1 ntfs for XP
- /dev/hda3 linux swap
- /dev/hda2 ext3 for ubuntu (/)

The last one is the one I want to resize to make place for a new linux os.

Please Help!
 
Old 07-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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So----how BIG is the last one??
Please post the output of "fdisk -l".

To re-size the partition, you'll need and external tool--eg something like GParted or QTParted on live CD (One of these maybe is on you Ubuntu CD)

Note:
Make hda4 an extended partition--filling the disk. Then you can keep adding logicals for more and more Linux installs.

Also consider getting another drive just for data---then you can have even MORE room for multi-booting.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 06:42 PM   #3
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This is the output of fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 6313 50709141 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 6412 9729 26651835 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 6314 6411 787185 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

The partition I want to make for Sabayon doesn't have to be big (10Gig) is enough. I'm just not sure about how to do it when I'm gonna install Sabayon...I read things about modifying menu.lst but ...
 
Old 07-24-2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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OK--as I said, you need Qtparted or Gparted to re-size the Linux (or Windows) partition. One or both might be on your Linux CD.

Backup any important data before re-sizing partitions.

menu.lst is the configuration file for GRUB. You have at least two choices:
1. Let the Sabayon installer install a bootloader (GRUB if possible). It should detect Windows and **might** also detect Ubuntu, and automatically setup menu.lst.

2. Tell Sabayon not to install any bootloader. You will then edit the existing one to add an entry for Sabayon.

See the links below for some more details.
 
  


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