1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Xp + vista + ubuntu 7.10 + mandriva 08 (all in one HD) How?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by sixor, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. sixor

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    158 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Location:
    Venezuela
    Hi i´m new on TPU and new using ubuntu, excuse my bad english

    i just got mandriva 08 and ubuntu 7.10, i want to have them besides my 2 windows (xp+vista)

    so i know from before this is the install order: xp then vista then ubuntu

    but then the problem is the second linux distro, how do i install it without messing up the others O.S.???

    Please keep in mind that i´m very noob and don´t know how to use the linux console, but i want to learn

    Besides that, after i install all of them how do i make vista my default OS in the selection screen?

    Also how can i reduce the time to wait to boot (like reducing the wait time in the vista or xp OS selection screen)
     
  2. Fuse-Wire

    Fuse-Wire New Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    856 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Scotland, Far away from normality as possible
    first of all welcome!! what you should probably do is split your hard drive into partitions for each OS using a program like Partition Magic. Boot up your primary OS after Making all the partitions needed, then install the OS's on what ever partition you want them in, then when booting windows you should get options of what OS you want to boot with. Having each OS on a different Partition should stop conflicts and major problems happening when something goes wrong. Hope i make sense lol
     
    sixor says thanks.
  3. sixor

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    158 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Location:
    Venezuela
    fuse-wire

    well thanks,but i´m not so noob

    i´ve had xp+vista+ubuntu

    i just ask what should i install firts, ubuntu or mandriva

    i know how to make partitions and all of that, i just don´t know how to make vista my default OS
     
  4. Fuse-Wire

    Fuse-Wire New Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    856 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Scotland, Far away from normality as possible
    oh i see lol, erm, install vista first i suppose then everything else in what ever order you want, then by DEFAULT install vista should be first Bootable:toast:
     
    sixor says thanks.
  5. spud107

    spud107

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,194 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    131
    Location:
    scotland
    for booting multiple os's on one drive it needs partitioned, ubuntu comes with one, but i find the bootable version of partition magic 8 better,
    your best to defrag the disk first or jus format it when making the partitions,
    jus resize the primary partition then create more,
    i think there may be issues with vista if booting with all these on same disk, i dont know,
    iv installed xp then linux before with no issues, just had to select xp in the linux bootloader.
     
    sixor says thanks.
  6. Oliver_FF

    Oliver_FF New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    546 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    65
    Once you've got all 4 things on there, boot Vista and you can reconfigure the Vista boot loader (which tbh is prettier than grub) and easier to customise.

    Google ftw.
     
    sixor says thanks.
  7. oily_17

    oily_17

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,313 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    670
    Location:
    Norn Iron
    You could give EasyBCD a go from within Vista,it's a good tool for editing the Vista bootloader.You can set your default OS and the time for the selection screen to appear.
    You can download it here

    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

    EDIT:Do you really need 4 OS's on a 80GB drive??
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
    sixor says thanks.
  8. sixor

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    158 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Location:
    Venezuela
    thanks to all

    problem solved:
    this is the install order: xp then vista then ubuntu then mandriva

    mandriva 08 has a really neat app to config the boot, but windows can´t detect another OS that aren´t microsoft
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page