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Author Topic: {SOLVED} Dual-boot with another Linux?  (Read 1567 times)

nitehawk

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{SOLVED} Dual-boot with another Linux?
« on: June 24, 2009, 06:29:15 pm »

Just a quick question about dual-booting.  I've had no problem installing VL6 with w2k Pro,...(or with wXP).  But I want to install VL6 on a computer alongside Debian Lenny.   I admit that I'm a bit too "chicken" to just up and do it (and risk my Debian install).  Will it work with another Linux?   I know it has a place when it installs,  that it asks if you want it to add the Windows partition to the boot,........
.....but will it do that for Debian?   ???
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 07:33:43 pm by nitehawk »
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Re: Dual-boot with another Linux?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 07:24:16 pm »

Lilo should detect the debian install and ask if you want to put it in the boot menu. If it doesn't, you should be able to boot to debian with a vl installation cd until you can fix it.
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Re: Dual-boot with another Linux?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 08:59:16 pm »

My experience is that the text installer does not detect debian.  You have to edit the lilo and enter afterwards.
However, the gui installer is really quite good at detecting debian and setting up the dual boot.
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Re: Dual-boot with another Linux?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 05:10:48 pm »

Thanks for the info,....I'll try the gui installer right now...if my CD/DVD RW cooperates (it needs cleaning, and is getting a bit "kaaa-tank-erous"... :D
(may have to swap it out for another one I have around here somewhere)....

EDIT:  Success!  Worked like a charm.  (the install and boot, that is,....had to swap out the ratty CD/DVD RW).....
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 07:00:14 pm by nitehawk »
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Re: {SOLVED} Dual-boot with another Linux?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 08:20:50 pm »

     i think the grub is a much better  choice than lilo when you install more os on the your machine, especially when something goes wrong, so my sugestion is that get a grub package and edit grub configuration file then boot them with grub....  ::)
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