Three Linux Operating Systems in One Computer (Is it possible?)
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Mon Sep 18 09:10:47 UTC 2006
On 9/17/06, Sameera Shaakunthala <shaakunthala at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
> First, I must thank all of you for paying attention for this matter and
> posting your comments. Please read the following,
> Hard disk map of my PC is listed below:
> Hard Disk 1 19.42GiB IDE
> /dev/hda1 Extended-3 / 6.11GiB Primary
> /dev/hda7 Memory swap 1.10GiB Logical
> /dev/hda6 Extended-3 /edubuntu 6.11GiB Logical
> /dev/hda5 Extended-3 /redhat 6.11GiB Logical
> Hard Disk 2 76.69GiB SATA
> /dev/sda1 Windows NTFS /media/sda1 14.75GiB Primary Boot
> /dev/sda5 Windows NTFS /media/sda5 16.70GiB Logical
> /dev/sda6 Windows NTFS /media/sda6 16.70GiB Logical
> /dev/sda7 Windows NTFS /media/sda7 16.70GiB Logical
> /dev/sda8 Windows NTFS /media/sda8 11.84GiB Logical
> The GRUB boot loader is installed on the first hard disk. If the first hard
> disk is disabled from the CMOS setup, system boots up with the second hard
> disk. (but no need to disable – GRUB takes all)
> I use Linux for educational and online purposes of my daily life. Education
> is the reason for the interest of three Linux operating systems. Although I
> am new to Linux, I need to learn them all.
> I am planning to combine /dev/hda6 with /devhda1 using the Gnome Partition
> Editor and then 'apt-get' Edubuntu desktop as Felix Miata told.
> I have following questions:
> 1. Am I on the right track?
> 2. What is the URI for Edubuntu desktop? And how about the download size?
> 3. Can I install Edubuntu desktop from the Edubuntu CD-ROM?
> 4. Is it enough only a one swap partition for all Linux operating systems?
> (shared swap) or may I have to break the swap into two partitions?
> 5. If the swap is not fully deactivated when shutting down one Linux
> operating system (say due to a power failure), would it it affect any second
> Linux OS during the second one's boot?
> 6. What are the steps I should follow next?
> 7. After all installations, will I have to edit the GRUB to make Ubuntu
> 8. Would this confuse the existing Ubuntu kernel?
> So, what do you think? What are your guesses? Is it a possible way which I
> am planning?
> * Sameera Shaakunthala.
> shaakunthala at yahoo.com
> shaakunthala at onlanka.com
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I left a bit of a trap in the "poking around" section. If you forget
the "count=1" part of the dd if=diskToRead of=outputFile you need to
do a ctl+c real fast. It is starting at the beginning and going to
the end of the disk requested as fast as it can throw all those little
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