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Multi-Linux Boot

Paul_208
Occasional Contributor

Multi-Linux Boot

Hi
I am interested in putting multiple versions of Linux on one HD.
I use Redhat, Mandrake and Suse, each with different kernel versions and for different uses.
I want to know if it is possible to put all 3 versions together on 1 HD. I would imagine that I could have them share /boot and /swap, possibly /home.
I should be able to access them through Lilo or Grub.
Can anyone give me some guidance or let me know where I can find more information.

Cheers
Paul
3 REPLIES
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Multi-Linux Boot

any HOWTO about LILO/GRUB/multi-boot will help you.
Francisco J. Soler
Honored Contributor

Re: Multi-Linux Boot

Hi, Paul.
My experience tells me, that the only partition i can share is the swap partition, you can try with /home but i think that /boot, is not very good.
When install the different linux flavours, keep the last one for multiple boot, and install lilo or grub, only in the last installation.

Frank.
Linux?. Yes, of course.
Balaji N
Honored Contributor

Re: Multi-Linux Boot

Hi,

Share the swap partitions and use Grub as the boot loader.

I guess this link will help.
http://www.gnu.org/manual/grub/html_node/Configuration.html#Configuration

hth
-balaji
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