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Re: Multiboot

Frank McCormick wrote:
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:48:40 -0600
Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:

Loeghmon T. Nejad wrote:
I am learning Debian and I was wondering if it possible to install
two instances of Debian on the same machine. One as the production
workstation for the daily work, and the other for experimentation,
testing software, add/remove apps, etc. I can then boot into the
partition that I like based on the task at hand. Thanks.

At last count I ran 14 Debian instances in 14 partitions.
Just create a partition and install. Then with Grub or Lilo select
the one you want to boot.

   I am curious - where do you have Grub installed ? How do you
maintain the menus? I have two partitions and two installations and
everytime a kernel gets updated in one or the other it's chaos.

Good point. Grub in its menu.lst has only a few of them that I currently use. I don't use Raid but have 4 HDDs, 2 IDE and 2 USB, of which one is PATA and one is SATA.

Curious point: with this setup I have to boot grub from CD, otherwise he doesn't get the right menu. That happened since I installed the SATA USB.


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