Four OS's on the same laptop?

October 3, 2009 at 22:56:34
Specs: Win2K/Linux Mint/XP Pro/moonOS, 2.127 GHz / 2039 MB
I had three OS's on this laptop, Win 2K, Linux Mint and Linux moonOS on this laptop. I shrank the Mint partition enough to install XP Pro. Prior to installing XP Pro, everything ran fine, then afterwards when I boot, only Win 2K and XP Pro shows on the boot list. This is only a 40GB drive, but someone on this forum told me that I could install up to 5 OS's on it, and that he had done so. Also, once I did this, there is showing two drives, Win 2K on (C) and XP Pro on (D). I don't have two drives, so this is really screwing with my head. In the meantime, what I'm going to do is reinstall Mint and see what happens. I know having 4 OS's on a 40GB drive sounds nuts, but I bought that laptop to learn Linux on, and play around with configurations. It's the only way for me to learn, to get my head stuck into the sand. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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October 3, 2009 at 23:12:19
Hey everyone, I solved my own problem! I reinstalled Mint, then upon rebooting, it gave me Linux choices back. But what is interesting is that with Windows, it gives me the option to click onto a bootloader to choose between them, instead of all four choices in a row. I don't get it, but it works, so be it. Anyone ever heard of this? And will it at some point give me trouble?

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