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Re: installing RedHat and Suse

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  • pawanpatki
    ... partitions. ... install ... as ... for? ... installations. ... your ... installation, ... your ... thank you. that helped me a lot. could you please tell
    Message 1 of 3 , May 28, 2005
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      --- In redhat@yahoogroups.com, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt@g...>
      wrote:
      > On 5/3/05, pawanpatki <pawanpatki@y...> wrote:
      > > [ Subject line lowercased. Please don't SHOUT at people. Thanks.
      > > - Moderator
      > > ]
      > >
      > > i have winxp sp2 on one of my partitions and have 2 another
      partitions.
      > > One has red hat fedora core 2 installed on it. Now i have to
      install
      > > Suse 9.01 on the other partition.
      > > Can I use the same /boot and swap partitions for red hat as well
      as
      > > Suse?
      > > Do i have to make any changes to grub or how will it be modified?
      > > Any other changes or problems it might cause which I have to look
      for?
      > > Plz give me all details so that i dont go wrong anywhere.
      >
      > You can share the swap partition between multiple Linux
      installations.
      >
      > But better don't share /boot. Instead, install a boot loader into
      your
      > MBR (Master Boot Record), and for every additional Linux
      installation,
      > install a separate boot loader into the first sector of the used
      > primary/logical partition, then chainload these boot loaders from
      your
      > boot loader in MBR.
      >
      > E.g. with GRUB, this would load a separate boot loader installed
      into /dev/hda8:
      >
      > title hda8 (Fedora Core 2)
      > root (hd0,7)
      > chainloader +1


      thank you. that helped me a lot. could you please tell me what was
      the significance of your suggestion for not using a common /boot
      partition?
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