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NewsForge: Dual-booting Multiple Linux Distros

Dec 29, 2004, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Russo)

"All the Linux flavors I have tried have no problem dual-booting with Windows, but how do you boot multiple Linux flavors, like Fedora and Ubuntu? This is a great way to have your favorite distribution on the first drive (hda) and experiment with the hundreds of others on a second drive (hdb). I found many procedures by Googling, but most of them concentrated on booting two distros on the same hard drive. However, this is a very simple procedure.

"I have found that if you try to dual-boot Linux with Linux, the second flavor that you install overwrites the existing boot loader and the first distro seems to vanish. To solve this problem, don't install the boot loader of the second distro. You should be able to find an option for this as you go through the install process..."

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