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    Setting up box for many linux distros


    I just built a box for screwing around and learning. It has 2 hard drives and my plan is to install and play with as many different linux distros as I can. The box will not have Windows.

    I'm slightly confused as how to set up the boot and partition scheme. Most of the tutorials I've read have been dual boot win-linux. Or the how to in this forum for "tri-boot". My understanding of how the MBR, boot partitions, boot loaders, etc all work together is incomplete. I read the Grub documentatin and now I'm more confused.

    If anyone can explain this to me or point me to some good resources It would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    hi kolopelli !!!

    Welcome to the LinuxForums !

    check this thread.





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    Thanks Casper! I think I have a good idea of what I'm doing now. One question though... what if I install a distro like Slackware that uses LILO - how do I fit that into my Grub scheme?

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    whenever you install new distro, install Boot Loader ( GRUB/Lilo ) in the MBR of HardDisk. both works perfectly.






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