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    Multiple distros installation help


    I want to put my "old" laptop to use and install several of the most popular linux distros on it. My question is: How do I create a set up such that when I start the laptop a list of all the different distros appear as options?

    I have currently windows 7 installed. I want all information, should I format my computer first? Do I need to partition my HD somehow for every distro, how do I do that?

    Basically what I'm looking for is a step by step how-to list to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittlerGG View Post
    I want to put my "old" laptop to use and install several of the most popular linux distros on it. My question is: How do I create a set up such that when I start the laptop a list of all the different distros appear as options?

    I have currently windows 7 installed. I want all information, should I format my computer first? Do I need to partition my HD somehow for every distro, how do I do that?

    Basically what I'm looking for is a step by step how-to list to do this.
    devils_casper and postfix covered this pretty well.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ulti-boot.html

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    When I try to start my computer with a cd i burned it wont work, and gives a message saying no bootable media was found.

    I've tried to start it with a few different linux cds I burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittlerGG View Post
    When I try to start my computer with a cd i burned it wont work, and gives a message saying no bootable media was found.

    I've tried to start it with a few different linux cds I burned.
    Hello and welcome!

    Check the following thread to make sure you are properly downloading the iso file and then burning it to the blank disk as an image:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html
    oz

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