[SLUG] Fun machines

From: Chuck Hast (wchast@gmail.com)
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 18:05:36 EDT

I finally broke down and got me a netbook. Yesterday I pulled out the HD
that came with it and put in a 500G HD. The idea was to put some distros
on it and play with them all.

The box is a Lenovo S10. First thing I did was see what was a common
Linux on these things, found that Linpus was one option, so I put it on there
It did not look to bad but the name sounds like something infectious. Also
it never was able to get the WiFi card going. So I pulled good old Ubuntu
down and installed it. Now that was a smooth install. I now have networking,
nice smooth operation AND Compiz (I put that on there just to see how much
it would slow it down, and turns out it is is so little and to not even bother).

One thing I am noticing, as I put each distro on the HD it appears that each
one lays down it's version of Grub, I guess I need to put grub on a small
piece of the HD and call them from there am I correct?? When I put Ubuntu
on the machine the Linpux grub no longer worked. I have never put multiple
distros on the same HD only Linux next to windows, and seems like all of
the distros WILL recognize that and add it to the boot list.

Any recommendations here as to the best way to go about putting distros
on the HD and use a single grub install??

Chuck Hast  -- KP4DJT --
To paraphrase my flight instructor;
"the only dumb question is the one you DID NOT ask resulting in my going
out and having to identify your bits and pieces in the midst of torn
and twisted metal."
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