LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
ztdep
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 218

Rep: Reputation: 31
can i install two kinds of linux distribution


Hi:
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.
Regards.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 12:01 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: earth
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927Reputation: 927
Yes, you can. You'll just need a spare partition - they can share the swap-space
(if you don't do hibernation).


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-19-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
oozie
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Dublin / Ireland
Distribution: GENTOO Slackware SUSE Ubuntu NLD FreeBSD
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
... 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

Best Regards,
OOZIE
 
Old 10-20-2006, 06:48 AM   #4
ztdep
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 218

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Thank you ! but can i switch between the two linux system by the bootloader.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 06:59 AM   #5
jimmy512
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: London
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 183

Rep: Reputation: 31
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
problem with differnet kinds of linux - please read and help EAD Programming 8 03-17-2006 02:41 PM
What kinds of linux should I select? Jason_zwf Red Hat 2 08-07-2004 10:09 AM
Three kinds of Linux users: an observation ptesone General 37 03-31-2004 12:53 PM
Differnt kinds of Linux satusred Linux - Software 6 11-02-2003 05:59 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration