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Thread: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

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    how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    I already have ubuntu but I want to install slackware on another partition so that I can choose at boot time. how to do it?

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    Re: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    Google. Really it's as simple as a quick search.All you need to do is partition your hard drive and install slackware on the other partition. Then if you choose to install Lilo you will have to edit Lilo boot loader to include Ubuntu.

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    Re: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    I would recommend installing Slackware as normal (to its own partition) but when you get to the part (near the end of the process) where it asks about installing LILO, select the option to "Install to partition's boot record". DO NOT INSTALL LILO to the MBR (master boot record).

    This will permit you to modify GRUB to add the Slackware partition later.
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    Re: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by saulgoode View Post
    I would recommend installing Slackware as normal (to its own partition) but when you get to the part (near the end of the process) where it asks about installing LILO, select the option to "Install to partition's boot record". DO NOT INSTALL LILO to the MBR (master boot record).

    This will permit you to modify GRUB to add the Slackware partition later.
    really take that advice I can tell you from the first time I installed slack adding another linux os to grub is a lot easier than Lilo.

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    Re: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    I got away with this GRUB configuration initially.

    Code:
    title Slackware
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro vga=normal
    I do not know why the second root needs to be +1. Nor do I know how this handles multiple kernels (as I have had no kernel updates yet).
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    Re: how to install slackware and keep my ubuntu?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=724817 take a look at that otherwise you are going to have to manually edit grub for every new kernel you get.

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