Install multiple distros? multiple boot screen?
brand new to this but I am up to the challenge. I will try and keep this brief. failed a download of Mandriva 08 because I didnt understand the partition part of the loader. managed to get it on there with instructions per the Mand forum about how to add the dual boot screen. I have a 75gig SATA in my Dell and have winxp on 50 gig of it. I have whats left 20 something for a Linux install. I was going to install PCLinuxOS because the partition part of the loader was more comprehensive than Mandriva. I am set to do that.
I have ordered a new SATA HD for more space. it is 320 gig. Part of it will be partitioned to give me more NTFS file space for windows.
I plan on installing multiple distros so I can get into this thoroughly and see what each is all about maybe 4 (later on Linux From Scratch, but thats later)
I figure I can partition each section as I install another distro.
but how to I set up the boot screen to chose to boot from Windows (now on the first 75gig drive) or select other distros I have installed on the 320 gig.
yes I am making it complicated. With the original drive I don't have to use the smaller partition I have set aside for Linux I can just make that NTFS and that will be my windows boot drive. The 320 gig will be for different distros each with its own partition. (will have more questions like swap files and such but this is good for openers)
sorry this is so lengthy. (yup, I intend to have scars from this :-) )
Thanks so much!