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Old 06-13-07, 06:08 AM   #1
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Default Multiple OSes

Well, I have a successful dual-boot setup with WinXP and Vista

I also have 2 Linux distros on their way (Fedora Core 7 and OpenSUSE). Also, I wish to purchase Vista x64 in the near future.

Question is, how should I go about installing the 3 OSes on top of my dual-boot? Should I be installing Vista x64 prior to Linux? How can I make sure the Linux bootloaders (GRUB for both distros, presumably) don't overwrite the Vista bootloader and cause general chaos? Etc...



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Old 06-13-07, 09:46 AM   #2
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Well, I have a successful dual-boot setup with WinXP and Vista

I also have 2 Linux distros on their way (Fedora Core 7 and OpenSUSE). Also, I wish to purchase Vista x64 in the near future.

Question is, how should I go about installing the 3 OSes on top of my dual-boot? Should I be installing Vista x64 prior to Linux? How can I make sure the Linux bootloaders (GRUB for both distros, presumably) don't overwrite the Vista bootloader and cause general chaos? Etc...



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use LILO (LInux LOader)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LILO_(boot_loader)

you can boot multiple OSes very easily.
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Old 06-14-07, 03:08 AM   #3
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Be sure to install windows first because it will overwrite the MBR completely disregarding other OS's and you would have to edit the Vista bootloader...

Install windows first, then SuSE, then Fedora 7. Fedora 7 will automatically setup GRUB for the other OS's. I dont know about SuSE, but just be sure to install windows first.
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GRUB for teh win!
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