how to get a second linux-os on a pc with one

April 21, 2011 at 10:16:49
Specs: Linux i686
I have Ubuntu 10.10 and I would have a second OS too the same HDD installed. How do I do this??

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 06:29:52
It depends on the distro. Most newer ones should autodetect the other distro and put an entry in their bootloader. All you have to do is resize an existing partition to make room and tell the installer to use that as its root file system.

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#2
April 23, 2011 at 01:35:10
Sorry, but I am a Newbie.
How do I do this?

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#3
April 23, 2011 at 03:15:58
Without knowing what distro you plan on using, I can't offer any specific instructions on how to resize partitions. There are several different installers for Linux, each with their own method of partitioning and resizing partitions. You could try using Gparted, which is graphical and is pretty much as simple as dragging a slider to the new size, clicking the unpartitioned area, going to Partition > New, and creating another ext4 partition.

GParted is included on most Linux LiveCDs, or you can download one the project created here:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/live...


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#4
April 23, 2011 at 04:45:38
I would like too install Opensuse to it.

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#5
April 24, 2011 at 14:13:24
Opensuse is pretty good. Simply boot to your OpenSuse disk and follow instructions. It should work.

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#6
April 24, 2011 at 21:46:40
Thanks jefro, I hope that I can do that.

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