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Is it possible to have multiple versions of RedHat Linux (7.3, 8.0, 9.0 and Fedora) on the same physical disk (assuming enough of space) and having GRUB boot the version ...
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    Multi RedHat Distributions on one physical disk


    Is it possible to have multiple versions of RedHat Linux (7.3, 8.0, 9.0 and Fedora) on the same physical disk (assuming enough of space) and having GRUB boot the version of your choice?

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    Yes, you will have each one on a different partition, and then you can edit GrUB so you have them all to choose from at boot time.
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    force primary partition

    Is that were you use force disk druid to make a partition a primary partition, even though there is one there? It has been my experience that RH will only install on a primary partition, is this true?

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    Only windows needs to be installed on a primery partition, Linux can be installed on any primery or logical partitions...
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    But the disk partitioning tool is not allowing me to have another partition with a "/" root mount point for the other version of RedHat linux

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    What this sound as is that you are creating a new partition, and you are trying to mount it as / this is not possible since / is already being used by the distro you are currently in.

    try creating the new partitions, and not mounting it, and then trying to install the other versions of the distro.

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    When creating a partition, Disk Druid is asking for a mount point if the file system is ext3.

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    try giving it a mout point of /mnt/name and then install the distro of choice on the partition, you then will be able to access that partition when you are in your current distro via /mnt/name;

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    I'm in the process of installing RH-9.0. I let you know how I make out when I install RH-8.0

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    I getting stuck when I load my second version of RedHat. I get the message:

    Warning: Boot Partition / may not meet booting constraints for your architecture. Creation of a boot disk is highly encouraged.

    I have partitioned my disk as follows:

    1: /boot
    2: /swap
    3: Extended
    5: / (RH-7.3)
    6: / (RH-8.0) Problems occurs here
    7: (Linux Native)
    8: (Linux Native)

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