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Old 09-27-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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Trying to triple boot 3 Linux OSes


I am trying to triple boot 3 Linux distros. Suse 9.1, FC 2 and MDK X and need help.

I have SuSe 9.1 now occupying hda, and FC2 on hdb.. What I was planning to do is to resize Suse 9.1 to make enough free space to reinstall MDK.

All of them will be using grub, but the question is how do I get it to let me add the entries in grub so I can easily update the menu.lst so everything will boot?

I do not see why its easy for Linux to setup dual boot with Windows but yet it won't with other Linux distros.

Old 09-27-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Trying to triple boot 3 Linux OSes

Originally posted by gnumantsc

I do not see why its easy for Linux to setup dual boot with Windows but yet it won't with other Linux distros.

it is easy..........I dual boot LFS and Slackware using grub................

grub needs to be installed and all 3 of your OS's.............
boot into each of them, one at a time and edit the menu.lst yourself...........dont try to let some
autoboot/autoupdate program do this for you.............
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When you install Mandrake, just choose to skip installing the bootloader. Boot whichever system has the currently used menu.lst, and edit it in a text editor. Copy/paste an existing linux section, and change the name and the partition to boot from - then you should be done.


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