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dual booting with second Linux O/S

Postby calymea on Sat May 30, 2009 7:18 pm

Hello all, I'm running Mint 5 at the moment. All good, But I would like to dual boot the computer with PClinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome version. I have been testing it on live cd at the moment, so far so good, and I would like to install it alongside Mint (retaining Mint of course). What do I need to do for this to be successful? Thanks everyone.
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Re: dual booting with second Linux O/S

Postby Husse on Sun May 31, 2009 3:33 pm

Nothing really
BUT lots of distros are not as nice to other installed systems as the Mint installer so you may have to edit menu.lst by hand
Other than that i don't see problems
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Re: dual booting with second Linux O/S

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun May 31, 2009 5:56 pm

I tried a multi-boot with Ubuntu jaunty, Mint 6 main, Mint 6 XFCE, and PCLOS 2009.1 KDE. PCLOS' installer insisted on installing its first partition as a primary partition. This kept closing the extended partition I had set up to handle all the partitions needed to run 4 OS. I finally had to install PCLOS first and let it set up the primary partition for swap. Then I could open an extended partition for all the other distros.

Then once I had everything set up and working well, I made the mistake of updating PCLOS. Somehow, the updates killed my multi-boot grub menu and the only OS I could boot to was PCLOS.

As Husse said,
BUT lots of distros are not as nice to other installed systems as the Mint installer


When you install PCLOS, keep a watchful eye on it.
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Re: dual booting with second Linux O/S

Postby Husse on Sun May 31, 2009 6:05 pm

ouch - it was a while since I last installed PCLOS...
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