Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
I have SuSE and XP Pro working well on my machine now. Just got Ubuntu 5.04 today in the mail. Can I load Ubuntu with the other two OS'es, and ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Talladega, AL
    Posts
    83

    Can I triple boot with Ubuntu?


    I have SuSE and XP Pro working well on my machine now. Just got Ubuntu 5.04 today in the mail.

    Can I load Ubuntu with the other two OS'es, and get the option to boot to my choice?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast aysiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    633
    Yes. I'm triple-booting Mepis, Ubuntu, and XP right now.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,429
    Yep, just make sure you configure your present GRUB to boot the new OS you installed.
    ** Registered Linux User # 393717 and proud of it ** Check out www.zenwalk.org
    ** Zenwalk 2.8 - Xfce 4.4 beta 2- 2.6.17.6 kernel = Slack on steroids! **

  4. #4
    Linux User George Harrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pepperland
    Posts
    445
    You sure can, just make sure you edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and tell it where to boot root from so if Windows is on your master drive and on the first partition it would be (0,0) Grub is a bit weird in that it uses numbers and it counts off from 0. You can boot multiple OS's, but just make sure you configure Grub correctly.
    Registered Linux user #393103

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,120
    Non of all that stuff is needed.
    Install Ubuntu and it will list you all your other systems(a default option in the new Debian installer).
    Just press "OK" and you'll be fine.

    PS: @George Harrison, I prefered your other avs, this one looks like a horny Jebus

  6. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Talladega, AL
    Posts
    83

    OK ...WOW !

    That really sounds pretty easy - Jens. So I just load it in the drive and boot to and install away.

    When I am done , I will have the option to boot to one of the three - right?.

    Right now I have about half my 80G hard drive dedicated to MS XP Pro - and the other half to SuSE. Will it take what it needs from the SuSE side?

    Thanks for all the replies.

    By the way ...George looks like Jesus ....

  7. #7
    Linux Enthusiast aysiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    633
    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    Non of all that stuff is needed.
    Install Ubuntu and it will list you all your other systems(a default option in the new Debian installer).
    Just press "OK" and you'll be fine.
    Totally right. The thing you're saying "OK" to, by the way, is "Do you want to install Grub to the MBR?"

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,120

    Re: OK ...WOW !

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaPanda
    That really sounds pretty easy - Jens. So I just load it in the drive and boot to and install away.

    When I am done , I will have the option to boot to one of the three - right?.
    Yes.

  9. #9
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Talladega, AL
    Posts
    83

    Just a bit of help here, please.

    OK - I started loading, and got to the part where I selected the partition to load Ubuntu to. I had three choices.

    1. 6 gig ??
    2. The swap partition for SuSE
    3. 30+ G that contains SuSE

    I assume that I am to pick door three - right? Yet when I go further - it wants to partition that drive.

    Will this erase my SuSE?

  10. #10
    Linux Enthusiast aysiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    633
    You want to overwrite SuSE? I thought you wanted to triple-boot?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •