View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual boot with other Debian 64bit dist

March 13th, 2016, 11:12 AM
How can I install a 64bit Debian system alongside with Ubuntu 15.10-x64? The DH is 500GB- one partition, with Ubuntu on it. Thx,

March 13th, 2016, 01:47 PM
You will have to create a seperate partition for the new OS to install.

Bucky Ball
March 13th, 2016, 03:04 PM
Or just leave free space and use the 'Something Else' option at the partitioning section, if Debian has one.

March 13th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Also you need to keep track of which system's grub is booting. Generally last installed is in MBR if BIOS. If UEFI you may have both entries.

Also better to create /mnt/data or /media/$USER/data for any data you want in both systems.
I install multiple copies of Ubuntu and just create another / (root) of about 25GB. Since all data is in data partition(s), / does not have to be large.

During install you may have option on where to install grub2's boot loader. (if BIOS)
Or you can boot back into Ubuntu and reinstall its grub2 boot loader to MBR.

After install run this:
Create BootInfo summary report. Is part of Boot-Repair:

Best to know where each system is installed and details. I run Summary Repair and save a copy as part of backup, so I have details of installs.