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I am planning to install the following OSes RHEL5 Ubuntu 7.04 Solaris 10 Windows XP Windows 2003 Server MS Exchange Server I have two clean (fresh) 80GB SATA HDDs I ...
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    Smile Help with humongous installation task


    I am planning to install the following OSes

    RHEL5
    Ubuntu 7.04
    Solaris 10

    Windows XP
    Windows 2003 Server
    MS Exchange Server

    I have two clean (fresh) 80GB SATA HDDs

    I plan to implement RAID 0 on my machine, and would like to know the following:

    The order in which i should install the OSes
    • The partition setup for my OSes, ie which ones can be shared (for linux)
    Any suggestions for my setup
    Any issues/problems i may face trying to do this.

    This is a more or less a test machine where i can practice my commands and prepare for my course, so dont really need a lott of disk space, just looking for a setup that would work optimally, and would give me the least problems.

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    Create all necessary partitions first.
    Then you should install all of the Windows OS's next.
    I have never installed Server 2k3 or MS Exchange so I am not sure how these will work.
    I am assuming that being Windows they will want to write to the MBR, that is why they should be installed first.
    I have never installed RHEL or Solaris so I do not know how nicely they will play.
    I would install Ubuntu last, as that is what I am most familiar with, but you should install the distro that you are most comfortable with last as it will be easier to edit the bootloader.
    The same swap space can be used by all distros.
    I would not share /home or any other partition.
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    yeah, do ubuntu last... it does the bootloader automatically (feisty fawn does at least aka 7.04)
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    MS Exchange Server? That's not an OS is it? Just mail server software. You'll still need an OS to install it on (Windows Server or XP).

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    its probly a client u run in server 03
    cheers

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    from Wiki page of Microsoft Exchange Sever:
    Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions. Exchange's major features consist of electronic mail, calendaring, contacts and tasks, and support for the mobile and web-based access to information, as well as supporting data storage.
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    well that explains alot :P
    cheers

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