Three Linux Operating Systems in One Computer (Is it possible?)

Graham Watkins graham_gingecat at
Sat Sep 16 10:12:17 UTC 2006

Sameera Shaakunthala wrote:

> Hello,
> I am currently using both Ubuntu 6.06 and Windows XP on my PC.
> I am planning to install Red Hat Linux and Edubuntu on my computer 
> alongside existing Ubuntu and Windows.
> Is it possible thing to do if I got enough disk space?
> Does this lower the performance of my PC?
> Please give some answers.
> * Shaakunthala
> Send instant messages to your online friends 
I'm running Windows 2000, Mandriva 2006 and Ubuntu 6.06 on my system. 
The only problem I had was that GRUB could not locate the Ubuntu boot 
files and stalled. I resolved this by re-installing Ubuntu, first 
creating a boot partition where the Ubuntu /boot/grub was placed. Since 
then it's run like a dream.

I don't know if running 2 Ubuntu systems will pose problems given that 
you will then need to have 2 /boot partitions and like Burridan's ass, 
GRUB may become confused.  Wiser or more experienced heads than mine 
will be needed to answer that question.

There should be no problems with speed.  After all, you'll only be 
running one OS at a time.

Good luck


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