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hello i have two hard drives: on one, there is win xp; on the other, there is kanotix64 (based on knoppix) and a spare partition. i want to install a ...
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    how to have 2 linuxes and windows?


    hello
    i have two hard drives: on one, there is win xp; on the other, there is kanotix64 (based on knoppix) and a spare partition. i want to install a 2nd linux (kalango) to the free partition. how do i have to set up the installation to be able to boot to all of the 3 systems i will have? will it be ok to just choose to install the kalango loader to mbr of my first disk (where the kanotix grub is)?
    thanks in advance

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    if you are already using lilo or grub you dont have to install a new boot loader, just add your knew distro to the already existing lilo or grub conf files in your bootable hd. there are many grub and lilo tutorials that can walk you through this with pure ease.
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    When you do the install, either don't install a bootloader or install it to the partition where you put the new distro.
    Example Kalango is on hdb4, install the bootloader to hdb4, not hdb oa hda.
    After installing you will need to add an entry to your kanotix bootloader.
    Are you using Grub or Lilo.
    You will need to know the name of the kernel.

    For grub the entry will look something like

    title kalango
    kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb5

    You might have to have an initrd line, not sure though.

    I don't know how Lilo does it.

    Hope this helps
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    thanks a lot
    it did help
    thanks for a quick answer

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