Dual boot

Neil Winchurst neil at holsdev.vispa.com
Mon May 5 15:25:54 BST 2008


I have recently installed Gutsy to replace Edgy. I have plenty of
room on my HD. As I have a copy of the Hardy alternate install CD I
am wondering about adding Hardy as a second choice so that I can
compare the two distros.

I am considering using parted (via qtparted) to make some room on the
HD to take the Hardy install. When I did this before I had Mandriva
as my distro and used the Mandrake program to partition the drive. I
have never used parted.

Should this be a simple job or are there pitfalls to avoid? I am
thinking of :-

making room on sda1 

running the alternate install CD for Hardy

choosing the manual option for the partitioning

telling the program to use the free space on the HD.

This is similar to what I did before and when I restarted the
computer afterwards I found that the dual boot was set up ready for
me to choose Mandriva or Kubuntu.

Any help gratefully received

Neil Winchurst



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