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Old 03-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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Question using two different os

How can you combine linux operating and other operating system to work on thesame system?
Old 03-02-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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How? Depends on what you mean.
If you mean combine two systems into a single system; no, it cannot be done.

If you mean have two systems on the same computer; the hard-drive must be divided into partitions and the systems installed on separate partitions. Or one system can be on the internal hard-drive and a second system can be put on an external drive. I would advise doing some reading about partitioning and dual-booting before trying it.
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I think you are trying something like dual boot... right?
If yes, check here.
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Using GRUB 2.0 this can be achieved .
GRUB searches for all bootable images on the hard disk and asks which one to boot .

PS - You need different partitions for different images , otherwise you'll end up with sumthing wierd .
Also BACKUP IMPORTANT DATA before trying to achieve something.
Also read ,
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I see you're running XP. Here's briefly what you need to do for dual-booting with Linux:

1: Disable page file. Right click My Computer => Properties => Advanced => Performance: Settings => Advanced => Virtual memory: Change => check No paging file => click Set => OK => OK => OK

2: Reboot.

3: Defragment.

4: Resize. Use partitioning software on any live Linux CD or DVD. Leave unallocated space. Use actual installation CD or DVD to create and format Linux partitions.

5: Restore page file.

6: Restart with whatever distro.
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