[Novalug] More than one linux version on a machine question (Bonnie Dalzell)
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Apr 30 20:46:52 EDT 2012
On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> In addition to the potential for conflict between config files for different versions of Linux, as
> previously mentioned, I ran into this problem when dual booting different distros (not in VMs): Installed
> first was SuSE and secondly, some other, Debian-based variant. When SuSE updated, it MODIFIED menu.lst
> used by grub and grub could no longer find the second install. SuSE "ignored" the fact that there was
> another version to boot. (In fact, I was trip booting with Windows. SuSE did not miss the Win partition.
> I don't know what would happen with grub2 which is now commonly used. It may depend upon what a
> particular distro does during install / upgrade.
Well I already have successfully installed Linux Mint along side
Ubuntu-supposedly-Xubuntu so I do not think that will be a problem. Linux
Mint found X-Ubuntu when I installed it. However it missed my freedos
partition and my amiga-socket (Amithlon) installation. Now boot does not
seem to be using menu.lst I am going to try and figure out why. I was
pretty good at hand editing menu.lst when the installation was using grub.
The sugestion of having the large mass of data in a partition that is
mounted on a smaller /home directory - with a different /home for each
Linux may be the simplest way to go. Then the files associated with
config for each flavor of linux will be in their own partition.
> Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
> Email: RogerB at bronord.com
> Web Site: www.bronord.com
> On 04/29/2012 09:11 PM, novalug-request at calypso.tux.org wrote:
> 3. More than one linux version on a machine question (Bonnie Dalzell)
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