Re: [SLUG] Fun machines

From: Matthew Rogers (
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 21:08:51 EDT


In the user world multiple OS's is not common(/flame before it starts,
if your on this this you are NOT common). I think you are going to
find it's going to take a lot of work to keep it all straight. When an
OS updates a kernel it's going to reinstall grub to use the new kernel.
Expect Ubuntu to rewrite grub often (1 time a month? maybe less, Ubuntu
is bleeding edge....)

Good luck! Also, many OS's offer that Live option via USB etc.
however, at the end of the day I think you'll find having a couple of
files floating around and kicking off another OS in a VM will eliminate
the hassles of all of this.


Matthew Rogers

Chuck Hast wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 7:45 PM, Mark Banschbach, SFO
> <> wrote:
>> Hey Cheuck,
>> 2 things..
>> 1( I believe you should be able to edit the grub config file to point to the list of distros ..
>> Second.. my wife wants ta know.. which hard drive you got for your Lenovo as she has one.. and how much RAM you have in your netbook ?
> Mark,
> What is happening is each time I put a distro on the disk the stinking thing
> writes over my old grub files. I recall that they used to look and see what was
> on the disk and either re-do the whole thing and add the new OS to the list,
> or over write the old grub with a new one adding the new OS really ended up
> with the same thing.
> As to the HD, it got it some time back as a external HD, it is a 500 G WD,
> as to the RAM, it had 1G, when I got it the guy at compusa, recommended
> that I go ahead and upgrade to 2G, it was only I think $22 more, so I got the
> memory and upgraded it, was a great move.
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