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Old 10-19-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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can i install two kinds of linux distribution

I want to know how to install tow linux system on one machine.
I have linux WS installed on the machine ,but i am not familiar with this one ,i need install the suse 10.
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Yes, you can. You'll just need a spare partition - they can share the swap-space
(if you don't do hibernation).

Old 10-19-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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... and if you don't have a spare partiton, autoyast (= suse installer) will let you shrink the other partition. During installation. You have to click on Partitioning, Custom partiotioning, partitioning for experts and shrink the partition by clicking on "Resize" button in partitioner window. I would advise you however to backup data before playing with partition table

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Old 10-20-2006, 06:48 AM   #4
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Thank you ! but can i switch between the two linux system by the bootloader.
Old 10-20-2006, 06:59 AM   #5
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Yes, that should be possible. The grub or lilo installer should detect both linux installations (which it probably will). If not, adding another line in your grub.conf or lilo.conf to be able to boot the linux distro should be easy.


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