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Multi-booting, Two Vistas, Linux?

by 2200369377273106477909636 / January 24, 2008 3:32 AM PST

I have an HP DV6449us Notebook PC with Windows Vista Home Premium, AMD processor, 2gb RAM, NVidia Graphics. I own Windows XP Professional, which I can successfully install next to Vista for a great dual-boot setup. I also own Windows Vista Business. I'm curious as to whether or not I can triple-boot?

And computer seems to have a problem with Linux. Of course, as you might've guessed, I want to add Linux to the multi-boot setup as well. The Knoppix live cd runs flawlessly, but the Ubuntu both x86 and 64bit editions do not load. I cannot seem to get a running GUI. Linux starts loading, and then goes to a black screen and stops. No live cd or direct install for Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Pooey.

Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks!

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by 2200369377273106477909636 / January 26, 2008 2:58 PM PST

I successfully got a triple boot of Vista/Vista/XP. Then I tried installing openSUSE 10.3. Unfortunately, the XP Partition had to go, to install openSUSE (4 primary partitions max), so we'll see how things work out.

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by 2200369377273106477909636 / January 28, 2008 2:57 PM PST
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I did not successfully get a quad boot with Linux, but I am quite content with my triple boot. For anyone who is interested, I installed Windows XP next to my pre-installed Vista Home Premium, and used Vista Boot Pro to manage the bootloader, then I installed Vista Business. WIndows XP is on an extended and logical partition whereas the two vistas are on a primary partition each.

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