Moving from Debian to Ubuntu
hagen van rissenbeck
news4didascali at gmx.net
Tue Jun 28 21:49:24 UTC 2005
> First, is it possible to install Ubuntu on a separate partition so the
> system can boot either in Windows 98 or Debian or Ubuntu?
Yes, it is...
Once, I set up manually a triple boot system using lilo. But ubuntu
wasn't included at that time (XP, Mandrake and Xandros). One of the
linuxes will install its lilo for example into mbr, for the other, I
created for safety reasons a boot floppy. After the installation of the
3rd system I configured lilo and added the 2nd linux os. Take care: the
last installation overwrites the preinstalled lilo, if you install linux
- boot managers into mbr.
Actually, I'm using grub. When I installed ubuntu 5.04 it has written
grub into the mbr. It detected a m$ win xp and a suselinux and
integrated both well into the grub menu,.
> Thanks in advance
One last thought, also as a question to the list. I prefer creating a
small /boot-partition (100 MB) at the beginning of the harddisk to avoid
boot-problems with operation systems which are installed outside the
1024-cyl.-section of the harddisk. Is that still necessary?
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