[Ilugc] Is it possible to install RedHat & SuSe on same machine?
- From: praveen@xxxxxxxxxxx (Praveen Kumar)
- Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 12:44:36 +0530
From ks_nambi wrote:
One small question. Can we have 3 OS on Intel m/c.. i.e. Windows 2000,
RedHat Linux and SuSe Linux ?
If yes, tell me which boot loader could load first?
It is very much possible. You already got some acknowldgements for that.
Let me tell you with an example how to do it.
In this example I assume that you have only one partition for each of
the Linux distro (/ alone and not seperate /boot, /home, /usr, etc).
Let this be the scenario.
/dev/hda1 - Linux Swap (At the beginning of the disk to increase the
speed of swap in/out)
/dev/hda2 - NTFS (Windows)
/dev/hda3 - Linux (For RedHat)
/dev/hda4 - Linux (For SuSE)
Install Windows on /dev/hda2 first.
Install RedHat on /dev/hda3 and install the boot loader (Grub) into the
Install SuSE on /dev/hda4 and install the boot loader into the BR of
this partition (/dev/hda4).
Then boot into RedHat, edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file to add the
title SuSE Linux Boot Loader
This should create an entry for loading the boot loader installed by
SuSE on /dev/hda4
PS: I don't know why you are talking about same boot partition for both
distros! Moreover, boot partition is becoming obsolete. I don't use
seperate partition for boot. I can always use a rescue disk in case of
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