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is there a reason I would have a problem installing CentOS 5.5 netinstall x86_64 bit version on a system with Ubuntu server 10.10 already on it?
As long as space it available you should not have any issues with installation.
ok I was attempting it at school last night and was not able to install centos for some reason. I'm currently on a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu server. I'm going to make this a quad boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu Server, CentOS, and Windows 2008 Server.
Soon as I get a chance i'll attempt the install again and write down the error message I get so you guys will have a better idea of what might be causing it.
It would also help to know your drive/partitioning scheme. In other words... How many hard drives? How big? How many partitions? Size of partitions? Etc.
1x1TB drive, 600 GB to Windows 7, 100 GB each to the rest with a 13GB swap space (I know the swap space is rediculous).
The resources sound sufficient, we will need to see your error messages to help further.
Actually the problem is a conflict between grub (used for CentOS) and grub2 (used for Ubuntu 10.x). This is what is likely causing your kerfuffle. Fixing it may be a problem and I avoid dual-booting my systems for just this sort of problem Instead, I have swappable system drives in a hot-plug carrier. I usually run other operating systems in a virtual machine, but for times when I need direct access to the system hardware, I just shut down the system, swap the system drive, and restart it.
Doh! Double posted this reply (more or less)... I thought I had hit the "cancel" button.
This is likely a conflict between grub (CentOS) and grub2 (Ubuntu) boot loaders. This is one of the reasons I never dual-boot a system, but either run other operating systems in a virtual machine, or if I need direct access to the hardware, I have hot-swap system drives that I can swap out as necessary. In fact, I have three such. For about $75 each for a 320GB system drive and carrier, the price is decent. My biggest problem is finding the key... :-)