Linux.com

Home Learn Linux Linux Answers Distributions How can I dual boot two or more Linux distros?
Answers
  • Accepted Answer

    Don't worry, dual booting Linux distros is a mind numbingly simple task. First, take either OS and make a complete, full install. (So that that distro takes up all disk space.) Then just install your second OS, but this time during the boot process just select how much space you want the second OS to have. After that, you have a dual boot system. You will now be able to select either distro in GRUB during boot up.

    Easy right? Hope this helps.
    Izzy

    Answered by
    One year ago
    0 1
  • Sounds like the older model of HP laptop will not give issues with UEFI, so should be a fairly simple process. The last one installed will be the default system in GRUB, so install Debian first, then Mint 15. Probably best to partition the hard drive into equal sizes unless you expect to install more programs in one over the other. Boot your live DVD's and go for the install options on each. If you screw up, just start over. I recently installed four different distros on to a 320 GB hard drive (80 GB each) and they all worked fine. If you want to get your feet wet, wade into the pool. ;-)

    Answered by Atanere
    One year ago
    0 1
Similar Questions Found
Questions from category Distributions

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFD320 Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
    03 Nov » 07 Nov - Virtual
    Details
  2. LFS416 Linux Security
    03 Nov » 06 Nov - Virtual
    Details
  3. LFS426 Linux Performance Tuning
    10 Nov » 13 Nov - Virtual
    Details

View All Upcoming Courses

Community Answers - Search


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board