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Gogeden
October 22nd, 2009, 03:02 AM
How would I triple boot Ubuntu Jaunty, Knoppix, and Debian KDE? I know I have to modify the menu.lst file but what do I type in there? Thank you! :lolflag:

jeremyswalker
October 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM
They should all be setup automatically. I am not 100% certain if Knoppix or Debian will (I can't remember). However, if you install Ubuntu last, it should recognize your other installations and add the entries for you.

oldfred
October 22nd, 2009, 05:42 AM
If it does not automatically add the entries you have to manually add the entries as they are in each menu.lst for each distribution. Also each kernal update will require you to go back and manually edit the menu.lst. Grub2 may automatically do all of that if it sees the other distrubutions with a update-grub2.

An alternative is chainbooting. You put grub into the partition of each distribution and from the last install's menu.lst add simple chainboot entries.

chainboot 145 systems
http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?p=861282#post861282
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html#How_to_make_a_separate_Grub_Partition_