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Old 10-03-2002
Triple boot

It's been awhile since I have done a triple boot. What I'm trying to do is get WinXP and RedHat 7.0 and RedHat 7.3 installed on a PC. WinXP has it's own drive and the Linux's are going onto the same drive.

I haven't done it yet cause I was wondering. How can you have 2 mont points on the same drive for linux? Does this affect the installation?
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Old 10-04-2002
Each Linux will only mount the selected partitions as designated at install time. This means you can have more than 1 / on the hard disk so long as they are different partitions.
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Old 10-05-2002
Sharing partitions can be done, even as the OS loads, using the /etc/fstab file. You'll probably want to make the partition available only as data storage, since it's easier to make sure the filesystems are the same (ext2 is the safest in this case). If there are binaries, you may run into problems depending on the glibc versions used to compile them, and the library versions needed. They'd have to be so similar, it would take the point out of multi-booting.

If you want each to have it's own set of partitions, that'd be even better! Since the installation will set up partitions for you, just let it. I don't know how safe it is to use shared swap, either, but you may be able to share that.
For example, you could have it set up like this:
7.0 - / is hdb1, /usr is hdb2, swap on hdb3
7.3 - /boot is hdb4,/ is hdb5,/usr is hdb6, swap on hdb7
Or however you felt like setting it up...
Through the magic of extended partitions, it could work just fine!

Besides, why Redhat 7.0 and 7.3 on the same box? They're close enough that it's almost like having the same thing on there twice!
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