Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Multiple Distros


    I've been enjoying Voyager on my 1.6 Ghz Toshiba (w/XP.)
    Tried to get Hybryde - but it didn't work.
    Downloaded Cylon instead. Pretty nice.
    Used it live on said Toshiba and even the compiz cube effect worked.

    Worked aok on my 2.2 Ghz Toshiba too - it has Vista (the greatest OS ever made!!).

    Questions:
    I might install on the 2.2 to hard drive Cylon - if I was to install
    other distros w/Vista and a Linux, is it basically easy?
    Would they have to, say, be all ubuntu based?
    Is there a sequence as to what distro might be installed first?
    The goal would be to have Vista, Linux 1, Linux2 etc on the boot menu so I could choose.

    sub question - (another one I might try in the mix is Ultimate - but I read some had issues with downloading w/ and w/out donation - any problems experienced by anyone?)
    thanks

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Harrow, UK
    Posts
    1,454
    Multibooting is easy. You use something like Partition Magic or gparted to shrink your Windows partition (back it up first!) then partition the empty space and install a different Linux into each partition.

    Most Linux distros use GRUB as their bootloader, and GRUB will boot Windows too. It displays a menu of available systems and you can boot into whichever one you want.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
    www.hrussman.entadsl.com

  3. #3
    -->
    Ok -
    so, I guess I could install
    Linux A next to Vista, use
    gparted in that Linux, move things around,
    then when I choose a Linux B - install
    that to free space.
    Thanks

$spacer_open
$spacer_close

Posting Permissions

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