Originally Posted by Nulty
I want to try installing a third operating system along side Win 7 64bit and Ubuntu 10.10 i686.
I have created 97GiB of space at the end of my disk and was thinking of installing another flavour of linux but don't know which yet. I'll probably get some live cds/usbs to test first but I'm just wondering if anyone here has done this before and if they had any problems.
I'm guessing it should be no problem if the new distro uses GRUB but what if it uses a different version of GRUB to the one I'm using now?
Also, anyone want to recommend a distro to try? I want to try a non-Debian distro for experience.
You should have no problems at all.
Just be careful when selecting the install options.
I have had more than 8 separate distros on one HDD .... cannot recall the exact numbers, but think it was 10 on one drive
I have just been trying one from the PCLinuxOS stable .... a new LXDE 2012 release ..... but there are a range of ISOs available ..... all worth considering ..... can be d/loaded from here ....
I would suggest selecting to install the bootloader of the new OS onto the boot sector of its partition.
That way your present boot set up is not interfered with, but it will require you to add an entry in the boot config to boot the new OS.
Alternatively of course you could allow the new OS to take over boot control .... but if this is just a test I would be inclined not to do that.