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i've been trying to install multiple linux distros but some are not working. so far i have the following installed: suse fedora ubuntu - edit: now works failed: gentoo - ...
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    problems with multi boot


    i've been trying to install multiple linux distros but some are not working. so far i have the following

    installed:

    suse
    fedora
    ubuntu - edit: now works

    failed:

    gentoo - hangs on install from live cd
    mandriva - hangs after booting from cd, before any option to make changes


    installed but need help with:

    debian - installed, need to get to GUI

    all are latest versions. my system is an a7n8x-e 2800+ 2x512 dual channel one ide hdd. if anyone knows how i can get them installed or get to the gui in debian i'd appreciate the help

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    for Gentoo I would suggest against using the livecd it is known to cause many people headaches. Use either the minimal install cd or the universal install cd and then follow the gentoo handbook.

    With Debian it depends on the install you did. You may need to install the X server and a window/desktop manager like kde or gnome.

    try typing:

    startx

    if you get command not found then you need to install X. If the command is found and doesn't work then you need to set up your xorg.conf file which you can do with the command

    xorgconfig

    to install X you can look at this thread
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    thanks for the reply, i'll have another go after..

    i have another problem now. i can't seem to create any new partitions. from the debian setup and from ubuntu's disk utility the remaining free space on my drive is inaccessible. my drive is like this:

    /boot - primary partition
    /swap - primary
    / - suse, primary

    extended partition
    / - fedora volume
    / - ubuntu volume

    free space, inaccessible

    any ideas?

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