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    Question Triple Boot

    I am doing a factory reset with the intent of freshing up for the year and getting not only ubuntu but also
    Fedora and grub2 graphic with windows as well on the system.

    How would you do it without causing havoc for a newbie like me. I want fedora for the full gnome3 experience unless you have something better.

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    Re: Triple Boot

    Make a partitioning plan. You are looking at an involved one.

    Install Windows first, first partition, first drive (sda1). There are factors which are going to effect how you go about this. Are you installing in EFI or legacy? Which Win are you using?

    I know nothing about Fedora, but once Win is installed, install Ubuntu so you have Win and Ubuntu installed and operational, then perhaps you can hunt around the Fedora forums for how you go about installing that. You might have more luck (and discussion of installing Fedora should be in a new thread in Other OS/Distro Support here).

    Good luck.

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    Re: Triple Boot

    Um.

    Virtual machines?

    Dual/triple boot is a deliberate handicap of functionality.

    If it's virtual machines, you can copy/paste between VMs, share apps and services or any other type of collaboration. You don't have to close any apps to switch operating systems, it's just selecting a window and doing whatever, then coming back.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Triple Boot

    The thing with VM is you don't get the full screen as well.

    Triple boot is ok and you should be fine. I've had triple boot for years now and have tried fedora and Ubuntu combo with no problem. But now I'm a die hard Lubuntu and Crunchbang fanatic (low resource OSes)

    Good luck to you

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    Re: Triple Boot

    @Bucky Ball. Yes, of course.

    @jp734 why not? Don't bother using 'console' on the VM, that sucks no matter if it's KVM or VMware or whatever. Just connect to the box using whatever would be appropriate for a remote computer and go full screen with that.

    @JontheuM, Look at your hardware of course, but also map out all the advantages of using these systems when they run simultaneously, and then compare that to advantages and disadvantages of having to shut one down before starting the other.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Triple Boot

    Some have posted that Fedora installs with separate /boot and LVM. LMV is a logical partition structure overlaying the physical partitions. Fine for full drive installs but not best with multiple boot as then it really has none of its advantages and all of its disadvantages.

    If possible change from default LVM to just a more standard ext4s partition if dual booting with Fedora.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Triple Boot

    Win 7 I got win 7 up just thinking about which to do first.

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    Re: Triple Boot

    I choose fedora because Gnome 3 I heard is better then on ubuntu

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    Re: Triple Boot

    What distro would you suggest for full gnome experience?

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