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Old 10-30-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
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Dual Boot Linux

I would like to try to dual boot a linux laptop that I have. It has SuSE 9.0 installed ... GRUB Loader. I wish to dual boot it with Mankdrake 9.1 (opinion: 9.2 is a bust)..... I can figure out the partioning part .. but is there a place in GRUB I can go to try and figure out the input into GRUB to allow for dual booting ??? Last time I tried this .. got both installed just fine but never got GRUB correct and even though I knew both distributions were on the machine , I could never get the input to GRUB correct. Thanks for any insight -Emmett
Old 10-30-2003, 04:11 PM   #2
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you might want to try using the command "grub" as root. you will also have to edit the grub.conf file to tell it the location of the other installation on the hard drive.
u shud be able to do all this through the YAST menu in SuSE. i am not so sure about how you would do it on mandrake.
infact come to think about it...once u have installed mandrake...tell it to install a boot loader...this version of the boot loader should recognize both the linux installs.
hope this helped.


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