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Old 11-26-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Triple boot winxp Suse32 and Suse64


Hello,

I searched for two days now, but couldn't find a solution.

Here is what I have: A8V socket 939 motherboard with Athlon 64 3500, 1 Gb RAM, and a single SATA Harddisc connected to a VIA Southbridge.

What I want is a winxp/Suse32/Suse64 on this very same harddrive. Installation of WinXP worked after I got the SATA-driver disc. Suse 9.2 32bit worked on a dual boot with GRUB as the bootloader. Now When I want to install Su?Se64 it tells me that there is allready a system installed and if I want to repair it or do a new installation. Of course I went for the new installation. But then he didn't allow me to create a new root partition, as there is one allready.

So the question is how do I get these two Suse versions on the same harddisk but without seeing each other?

Do I have to create a new primary partition? I am a little bit lost.

Help would be much appreciated

Christoph
 
Old 11-26-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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"So the question is how do I get these two Suse versions on the same harddisk but without seeing each other?"

You install the second SuSE system to a different partition than the first.

"Do I have to create a new primary partition? I am a little bit lost."

If you do not have a spare partition then you will have to create another partition.

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Old 11-26-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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I can create partitions as many as I want, but the installation doesn't allow me to create a new root i.e. / partition, because there is one allready. But I want to have two completely independent systems on the very same harddrive.

thanks for your comments

Christoph
 
Old 11-26-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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"I can create partitions as many as I want, but the installation doesn't allow me to create a new root i.e. / partition, because there is one allready. But I want to have two completely independent systems on the very same harddrive."

Every time that I have installed a new SuSE release I have installed the new SuSE release to a spare partition and left the old release intact. When you are doing the install click on "expert mode" or whatever SuSE calls it and tell the SuSE installer which partition you want the new system installed in.

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Old 11-27-2004, 10:12 AM   #5
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thanks, I will try it allthough I am not sure wether I've done it that way and he nevertheless told me that there is allready a root partition.

Anyhow, thanks a lot and lets have try

Nice weekend

Christoph
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:46 PM   #6
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Newer motherboards allow you to select the disk to boot from in bios. here it is no problem.
If you have a two drive system & can't do above, disconnect one & do install & fix dual boot in grub or lilo.
But I recommend the way jailbait set forth if you only have 1 harddrive.

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