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Old 05-17-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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Multiple booting options

I have currently WinXP and Ubuntu installed on my computer. The boot loader is Grub and it is installed on MBR. I have no problem.

I want to install SUSE 9.3. How can I install it so that I get an option to boot to any of the three systems?

Will Grub be disturbed during installation of SUSE and will it stop working for Ubuntu? I have some of these doubts on mind. What is the best way to do it?
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"I want to install SUSE 9.3. How can I install it so that I get an option to boot to any of the three systems?"

When you install SuSE 9.3 tell it not to install any bootloader except perhaps a floppy bootloader. Then edit your grub configuration file on Ubuntu to add your new SuSE partition as a third option on your boot menu.

You can edit the grub configuration file either before or after you install SuSE. I don't know where Ubuntu keeps the grub configuration file. SuSE keeps it in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Red Hat keeps it in /boot/grub/grub.conf.

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Old 05-19-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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Thanx but my current problem is to resize NTFS partition and create a partition for SUSE. Partition Magic 7 fails giving Error 105. How do I resize the NTFS partition? Any suggestions!


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