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Old 03-31-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Is triple booting SUSE1064, Fedora Core 5 64, and Winxp 32 possible?


This is my first post. Don't know if it's in the right spot but here goes. I'm trying to triple boot SUSE10 64, Fedora Core 5 64, and winxp 32. First of all, is it even possible. I'm running an AMD Turion64. I was dual booting SUSE10 64 and winxp without any problems but im having mad triuble getting all 3 working.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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This is my first post. Don't know if it's in the right spot but here goes. I'm trying to triple boot SUSE10 64, Fedora Core 5 64, and winxp 32. First of all, is it even possible. I'm running an AMD Turion64. I was dual booting SUSE10 64 and winxp without any problems but im having mad triuble getting all 3 working.
ya definitely its possible.
i'm supposing that you have Win and one linux on your machine.
install the second linux on your machine......but don't install its bootloader into MBR. Better don't install anywhere.
Then go into the 1st linux. Permanently mount the drive of second linux..i.e make entries into /etc/fstab.
Then edit its lilo.conf or grub.conf and mark entries for the new linux.

This article will help you.
http://www.gnulinuxclub.org/index.ph...d=57&Itemid=31


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Old 03-31-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ckradjia
This is my first post. Don't know if it's in the right spot but here goes. I'm trying to triple boot SUSE10 64, Fedora Core 5 64, and winxp 32. First of all, is it even possible. I'm running an AMD Turion64. I was dual booting SUSE10 64 and winxp without any problems but im having mad triuble getting all 3 working.
What problems are you having? If you got two to boot, why not three?

I multi boot with lilo and so do many people. There is a guy on here who boots 100 distros. So I think three should work
 
Old 04-06-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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I had done a whole lotta updates thru yast and had some unaddressed dependency issues which would give me errors during the boot(my fault...I remember now... "if it aint broke, dont fix the damn thing!").

I wiped out SUSE by allowing the install for Fedora Core 5 to install over it. I used it for a day before missing SuSE(I like having several different desktop environments to choose from). So I formatted the entire hard disk to install only SuSE...no more dual, triple, quad???, booting for me...

I couldn't see any real use of having so many different OS's...besides the fact that im almost an engineer and thought i was cool having a laptop with a million OS's. I kept Winblow$ just until I was more comfortable with SuSE and Linux...So now im strickly SuSE10 64 on yah.

Just wanted to thank those who helped...and chastise those who didn't(I noticed a bunch of views but only 2 posts). Hey, after all, what good is knowledge if you can't show it off.....

Thanks again.

Y'all have a blessed one!
 
Old 04-06-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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who is the person with 100 distros
how maney harddrives does he have
 
Old 04-06-2006, 03:27 PM   #6
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who is the person with 100 distros
how maney harddrives does he have
A user called Saikee. Take a look at his article on multi booting. On one test machine I have FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris and about 6 Linux distros. Thats enough for me to play with.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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A user called Saikee. Take a look at his article on multi booting. On one test machine I have FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris and about 6 Linux distros. Thats enough for me to play with.
hi,
To best of my memory, lilo won't support more than some specific number of distros. For that to be achieved, grub has to be installed.

Do you remember the number of distros lilo could support ???

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:15 PM   #8
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I think modern versions of lilo have more or less the same functionality as grub and there is no limitation to how many distros you can boot. Grub seems to be easier for multi booting because you don't have to remember to run "lilo" each time you change something in the config.
 
  


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