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#1 Newport

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:32 AM

I am wondering can u run two flavors of linux on the same box?

And hmm how do you switch from kde to gnome?

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:10 PM

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Yes you can. Went installing them choose a boot loader. LILO, GRUB.
I Red Hat when you are at the log on screen(or switch users) it will give you seveal options at the bottom of the screen. I believe the one you want is desktop.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 09:49 PM

if you have both kde and gnome installed when you click "session" (if you're using red hat or fedora) it should give you both options to select from. If you mean to change your *default* desktop so that you don't have to choose everytime, that is a little more involved but will be glad write up some info if you need.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 11:21 PM

Thank you. My mistake. I never switch, just stay with KDE even though I have both.
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 11:03 AM

I've got Xp, Suse10 , Fedora Core 4 and Kubuntu installed on one box.

Through trial and error I've found that FC4 will not allow you to boot SuSE if the file system is ReiserFS. If you have Windows on your pc, it will have to be installed first. Ive found that installing Suse last is the easiest way to get all OS's to boot, through Grub. That is unless you want to roll your sleeves up....

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 01:21 PM

I have RedHat 9.3, Slackware 10, and Puppy 1.0.4 Linux on one machine. RedHat has a 12 gb hd, Slackware has a 8.4 gb HD, and Puppy has a 4 gb. hd
The master boot record on hda1 (redhat) contains the information to boot the other two. I am very green wiyh respects to linux, and havee not messed with it very much, except for Puppy. I find it not much different that Win98.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:01 AM

KDE and Gnome are worthless once you have discovered the joy of BlackBox and/or WindowMaker




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