markcynt wrote:I usually just save the folder that holds the virtual disk. Never had any problems, don't know what caused yours.
ibm450 wrote:for the love of god, how did you manage to install different distros? please step by step as im a a newbie. i tried to follow previous threads on hows to do this, but for some reason, a great big debate occurs on how one does the partitions to others and goes totally off track. can some one please, only in SIMPLE terms and guides, STEP by step, on how to create separate partitions to install separate distros on 1 HHD. im currently using LM7, 32bit and would love to experiment with other distros on 1 hard drive....say, partition 1 = lm7 gnome, part 2 lm7 KDE etc etc some other linux distro and be able to keep the /home folder or be able to mount home directory and be still be able to do fresh installs of what ever i choose in part 1 or 2 without loosing home directory and or one of the other distros through the grub menu....please im only after the ""HOW..." not interested in creating so many different partitions to make it boot faster etc. im intersted in the ext4 format.
You know the speed of light, so what's the speed of dark?
markcynt wrote:I won't argue, this is pretty much a newb point of view.
For starters, I'm no expert in multibooting but as you can see I do have some experience with it. I learned a lot of things the hard way. I can only help you with what I know and that is multibooting anything Windows, Ubuntu based distros, and openSUSE. I'm not that far from being a newb myself.
The preferred order is always Windows, openSUSE, Ubuntu. This is because installs are practically automatic when done in that order. I don't know how to edit Grub but can manipulate Grub in a limited fashion with openSUSE's GUI or kGrub. As for other distros I can't really say. I tried Fedora but Fedora wiped out my multiboot and I had to restore Grub.
I always start fresh when I install and I keep my data separate from the operating system. I share 1 /swap and give each distro 20GB for /root and various sizes for /home. My data goes on a second hard disk, a flash drive and CD's/DVD's, and some even goes online.
If you want to try another Ubuntu based distro let me know and I can help. I don't know much about ext4 since I've stayed away from it due to reports of data loss.
Fred wrote:ibm450 wrote:You know the speed of light, so what's the speed of dark?
Dark is the absence of light. Therefore dark can only be present at the rate that light can be removed. Hence the speed of dark is equal to the speed of light.
More to the point. It just so happens that another user is in the process of setting up the exact scheme you are asking about. You might want to follow along with that thread and use the reference thread I referred him to. Don't complicate the thread by posting your comments and questions there however. Just use it for reference and start your own thread if you are serious and wish to pursue a similar path.
markcynt wrote:I've never heard of Debian distro unless you Debian. If that's the case I will need to try it first before I can help you. And even then, like Fred said, at the very least we should start a thread in the open forum so that others may benefit.
FedoraRefugee wrote:markcynt wrote:I've never heard of Debian distro unless you Debian. If that's the case I will need to try it first before I can help you. And even then, like Fred said, at the very least we should start a thread in the open forum so that others may benefit.It sounds like he just wants spoon fed. As far as I am concerned that would just be a waste of everyone's time. It is as Fred said, if you are willing to learn something than I am willing to share the experience, but I dont do step by step mouse clicks either. For starters, I will not be held responsible for his dissatisfaction when things dont work out. There is no "step by step" for this, just 2 million options out of which you need to choose what is best for each circumstance.
As far as I am concerned that would just be a waste of everyone's time
so why make bitter comments?"NO QUESTION IS STUPID"
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