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Old 11-04-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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Triple boot? How-to?

I have two hard drives, one as master with win2k on it, one as slave with Ubuntu(debian) on it. What I want to do is add Slackware 10 to the slave drive with Ubuntu on it, but every time I try it overwrites the mbr and hosed Ubuntu so it won't boot. How do I add another linux distro without loosing my current distro? Oh yeah, I only need just one swap on the entire drive for all linux distros, right?
Old 11-04-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
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I'd try telling slackware not to install a bootloader, and then do that manually afterwards.

Alternatively, you can try allowing slackware to instal a bootloader (which is it, by the way? lilo? grub? something else?), and then tweak its configuration to also load ubuntu.


Old 11-04-2004, 06:26 AM   #3
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if you mean your root partition gets overwrited and you cannot create two root partitions (/ partition), then...might it help to create the first distribution's partitions normally, and for the second, not to create / but something like /two instead. and then set it to be mounted as / or something..I'm pretty sure you can find docs here concerning the installation of two linux distributions side by side...

another tip: why not install windows and linux on one HD, and the other linux on the other HD? that way you can give both linuxes / -partition, without having the problem of two identical mountpoints on one HD?
Old 11-04-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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What it actually does is overwrite my bootloader, which is grub, and slack uses lilo. Once it does that I cannot get Ubuntu to boot again, slack does not seem to like the idea of using grub as a bootloader, and I don't like lilo.
Old 11-04-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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use liloconfig and add ubuntu to the bootloader.


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