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Old 03-14-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.3 also Redhat 9, Umbuto, Mandriva 2005
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Question Two distros on one hard drive

Dear all,

I believe that it is possible to have two (or more?) Linux Distributions on one hard drive, however I am having problems actually doing so.

I have RedHat 9 and want to add Suse (from a mag dvd). Booting the DVD brings up Yast2 with various options, but I am not sure which to use.

Yast detects Redhat and says it can update it, but I don't want to do that.
I don't appear to be able to install a new version of Linux and specify where it has to go, I already have two spare partitions set up and formated as Ext3, one for Boot and one for root (/).

Could someone point me in the right direction?

Once it's installed how do I boot? I have tried running two redhat dists and the one I booted complained bitterly as it found two root partitions. Guess I did something wrong but as a newbie I don't know what.

Hope you can help

Old 03-14-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:06 AM   #3
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Many thanks, now have Suse and Red installed . However have no got problems dialing onto the internet in Suse and recognising my Jaz drive - separate post 'Jaz and modem woes on Suse'


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