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I use Ubuntu as my main OS. If I want to try a distro from a Live CD, will it affect any of my configurations like GRUB? Will I have ...
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- 06-26-2006 #1
Live CD's over Linux
I use Ubuntu as my main OS. If I want to try a distro from a Live CD, will it affect any of my configurations like GRUB? Will I have to reconfigure anything if I reboot back to Ubuntu?
Example: Live CD of DSL or DragonFly.
- 06-26-2006 #2
Not at all. A LiveCD is meant for testing out an OS and it never does anything to your existing configuration unless you use a LiveCD to do otherwise (a rescue operation etc.). The LiveCD uses your RAM as its root partition (and all others, excpet swap for which you need not worry!!!) and mounts all its files onto it; so when you reboot, you get your configuration intact.
- 06-26-2006 #3
I thought so
Good. I thought so but wanted to ask anyways. I've dual booted various Windows products and Linux but never two Linux distros. I'm always worried something will get overwritten.
- 06-26-2006 #4Originally Posted by dapperone
- 07-02-2006 #5
Gave it a try
I gave it a try the other day; tried installing DragonFly but the install menus were very numerous. After 20 minutes of trying to answer questions I aborted. I think if I'm going to install a second distro, It'll be DSL. DSL is much more friendly.