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<SOLVED> Two different Linux versions on same drive

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:00 am
by Spinner912
I am running a 64Bit Motherboard on my desktop PC. For some reason, until now 32Bit versions of Linux (Ubuntu and then later, Mint) have been installed on this PC for years. Currently Mint MATE 18.1 32Bit is installed and running on this drive.
My question is, can I install Mint MATE 18.2 64Bit on the same hard drive as the current Mint MATE 32Bit? Are there any special steps which would need to be taken from the 64Bit Live DVD?
Although I do not expect it will further complicate things, on this same PC, Windows 10 is also operating but on a separate HDD. The OS of choice is selectable by a GRUB menu at boot.

Re: Two different Linux versions on same drive

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:19 am
by Moem
Yes, you can do that without any problems. There are no special steps involved; it's just another dual boot. Or in your case, triple boot.

Re: Two different Linux versions on same drive

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:27 am
by Pierre
you can run any number of Linux Systems - - provided that they are in different partitions . . .

surprisingly - you can even run Two Different Linux Systems, together - in a shared /home partition,
- provided that there is a different UserName for each Operating System.
and that those two different operating systems, have separate / root partition
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