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Still has the same error.. Mabye Ive missed something. Let me go thrue everything again....
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    Still has the same error.. Mabye Ive missed something. Let me go thrue everything again.

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    (hd1) /dev/sda
    (hd0) /dev/sdb

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    ok yeh Ive got everything exactly like you have out it... hmm not sure whats going on.

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    (hd1) /dev/sda
    (hd0) /dev/sdb
    edit device.map file

    Code:
    (hd0)     /dev/sda
    (hd1)     /dev/sdb
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    edit device.map file

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    (hd0)     /dev/sda
    (hd1)     /dev/sdb


    ok still didnt work.. Ok i must have installed something wrong or didnt do my partitions right or something so I would like to start over..


    This is what i want to do.

    I have my labtop with a 80 gig internal gig harddrive. I want that to have windows xp on 30 gigs and xandros on the other 50 gigs. Then I have the 500 gig externel hard drive. I want it to be seperated into 4 different distros of linux. (SUSE, Fedora 5, Fedora 7, and Ubunto 7.04) Doesnt matter what order. I can do the internal harddrive by myself with windows and xandros. Just need help on installing the 4 distros in the easiest order posible. Need to know how to do the partitions and what to make them how to do the swap. I would like /home for each one I dont want to share /home. How to do the boot loader and how to insert each distro to the boot loader... I dont care what bootloader i use just as long as it will work.. I want to be able to boot to the internal Hdd without the external hdd plugged in. So i guess the boot loader will be on the mbr of the external hdd? Thanks for any help.

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    ok acually i was just reading thrue some of your posts and found this.

    you can create a simple Windows Extended Partition using GParted LiveCD or any other Partition Manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    i have Windows + 4 Linux distros installed in my test machine.
    here is the output of fdisk -l command from my test machine.

    /dev/sda1 * 1 1305 10482381 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 1306 9729 67665780 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 1306 3263 15727603+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6 3264 4568 10482381 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda7 4569 4664 771088+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda8 4665 5708 8385898+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 5709 7013 10482381 83 Linux
    /dev/sda10 7014 7666 5245191 83 Linux
    /dev/sda11 7667 9102 11534638+ 83 Linux

    1 Primary, 1 Extended and 7 Logical Partitions inside Extended. you can create 63 Logical Partitions in an Extended Partition.
    there is a lot of free space available in my disk and i am planning to install two more distro this weekend.

    If this is posible can I install 7 different 60 gig distros on this HardDrive.. For some reason i thought you could only have 4 OS's on one disk.... How can I do this and is it very difficult?
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    If this is posible can I install 7 different 60 gig distros on this HardDrive.. For some reason i thought you could only have 4 OS's on one disk.... How can I do this and is it very difficult?
    yes, its possible and very easy. 60GB is too much space for a one distro. you dont need more than 10-12GB space for Desktop Machine. you should create a little big partition for data sharing.

    install first Distro and install GRUB in MBR ( its default ). install second distro and this time, install GRUB in boot sector of root partition.
    open menu.lst file and add this
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    title <distro name>
    rootnoverify (hdx,y)
    chainloader +1
    x and y are disk number and partition number respectively.

    do the same for all other distros.
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    ok ive tried this before and i got errors on all distros besides the on installed first.. I will try it again ill let you know what it does. Thanks

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    ok ive decided to install FC7 first because i think fedora is what is causing all my problems. Im pretty sure just installing fedora 7 by itself on the external HDD it still wont boot. Ill let you know what happenes

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    ok acually FC7 installed to the external HDD and booted. When I was installing the boot loader i changed the disk order and put the external HDD first and the internal second. And changed it in the BIOS to have the external boot first and internal second. I installed the GRUB boot loader to the MBR of the external HDD and everything booted up fine. I went ahead and changed the grub.conf file to say .

    Im going to make the root folder of FC5 to /dev/sdb5

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    title Fedora Core 5
              rootoverify (hd0,5)
              chainloader +1
    i will install the bootloader to the sector of /dev/sdb5

    is this correct?

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