setting up grub for multiple boot machine

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setting up grub for multiple boot machine

Postby sfh1975 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:11 pm

friends,
i have a triple boot machine (XP, Ubuntu and Debian), but I want to test more distros. Problem is that my HDD space is limited. I know its possible to install linux on USB-HDD. But what would be the best strategy, should i edit the grub on main machine and point to the installations on the USB HDD or should i install grub on the USB HDD separately? In either case, can you provide some guidelines?
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Postby lambda » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:05 pm

you could download and use vmware server. it's free.
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Postby sfh1975 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:13 pm

lambda wrote:you could download and use vmware server. it's free.


Thanks, I will try that but I guess it must have limited functionality than an actual install. Do you or any other friend has experience with that? Does it work fine? I have a duo core with 1 giga ram so i guess speed wont be an issue.
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Postby lambda » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:26 pm

sfh1975 wrote:Thanks, I will try that but I guess it must have limited functionality than an actual install.
you won't be able to play 3d games in it. that's about it.
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Postby sfh1975 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:15 am

lambda wrote:
sfh1975 wrote:Thanks, I will try that but I guess it must have limited functionality than an actual install.
you won't be able to play 3d games in it. that's about it.

No problem, I dont need that. BTW, I tried but couldnt get VMWare working, now trying VMBox or something like that.
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Postby x2oxen » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm

use vm ware for this.
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Postby sameer666 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:54 am

hi

to be honest there is no need to test all the distro, as the basic principle structure is same, but there are subtle difference which in my humble opinion wouldn't provide u a great learning curve. better to build you knowledge for one and when it start to makes sense then u can chose or experiment which one suits u, ubuntu is a great distro stick with it.
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Multiple Distro

Postby x2oxen » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:25 am

Well in my opinion we should give a try to all of them and then decide with which one we should stick. No Doubt Ubuntu is a real good one
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Re: Multiple Distro

Postby sameer666 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:52 am

x2oxen wrote:Well in my opinion we should give a try to all of them and then decide with which one we should stick. No Doubt Ubuntu is a real good one


sorry to disagree slightly, imho they are all have the same base line same gnu commands, same gnome/kde/xfce/enlightment/compiz/compiz-fusion n most of all same kernel. they do differ how they are installed how packagement is done, etc.
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Re: Multiple Distro

Postby sfh1975 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:43 am

sameer666 wrote:
x2oxen wrote:Well in my opinion we should give a try to all of them and then decide with which one we should stick. No Doubt Ubuntu is a real good one


sorry to disagree slightly, imho they are all have the same base line same gnu commands, same gnome/kde/xfce/enlightment/compiz/compiz-fusion n most of all same kernel. they do differ how they are installed how packagement is done, etc.


Aren't rpm-based different from debian based? What about bsd? I have no idea, frankly. I only use ubuntu and debian while virtually tested fedora, and installed puppy on an old pc but dont use it.
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Postby lambda » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:51 am

bsd isn't linux.
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