SUSE LINUX LIVE DVD

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HOW DOES SUSE LINUX LVIE DVD INSTALL ON A SAME HARD DISK WHERE ALSO SUSE LINUX DESKTOP 10.2 IS ALREADY LOADED ? ALSO WHAT ARE THE LINE I SHOULD ADD IN /BOOT/GRUB/MENU.LST FILE.....THAT LET ME CHOICE FROM BOOT MENU.

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are you trying to load the live dvd or install another copy of openSUSE(dual boot) on the same box as the one already installed? If you are trying to dualboot you will have to make sure the partition(s) already installed are configured to be resized(i.e. no encryption, software RAID, logical volume managers, etc…) make sure you have enough free space on the HDD to resize it safely and create a new partition(s)-if the liveDVD does not do that for you there are plenty of free bootable disk images on the web that are partition managers—also there should be an option within the installation allowing it autoconfigure GRUB to include the new OS…just respond with anymore questions

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  • Subhendu Sen
    The answer was not met to my question. That person gave me some suggestions that I already know. I am widely use SuSE Linux 10.2 and have an expertise. Actually I want to know is there any way to install the SuSE Linux Live DVD on a dedicated partition (say the partition name is livedvd with xfs fs) that helps me to not carry the Live DVD every time when I go for troubleshooting to a client computer where also installed Suse 10.2..... and also what is the line that I should add to the file /boot/grub/menu.lst
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  • petkoa
    Hi Rechil, I'm a bit surprised by your writing attitudes - in about 10 years you're the first one who admonishes quite impolitely the the guys who answer your questions. Sorry if I'm offensive, but your statement "I am widely use SuSE Linux 10.2 and have an expertise" is a plane boast provided you don't know that one can put any number of arbitrary OS'es on the corresponding number of disk partitions but can't put two independent OS'es on the same root partition (your question "suse linux 10.2 install twice " from Nov, 24th). And if you read a bit of grub manual (do you have the expertise to run "man grub" or "less /usr/share/doc/grub-xxx/..." ), you'll lookup the necessary lines in grub.conf or menu.lst in 5 minutes. Good luck, and best regards anyway, Petko A.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sorry for my attitude, but it was not the right way that i have taken. Actually under pressure of my boss I have written like this. I have read grub manual and there are no of tricks. I want to know which is possible in windows (i.e. can install windows c: drive where it also possible to install the same version on another drive say d: drive). I have tried to install but it takes two separate versions like Suse linux 10.1 and Suse linux 10.2 on same hard disk and also grub menu is working fine. Is there any software or tricks to install the same version of Suse linux 10.2 twice on same harddisk.....
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  • petkoa
    No, Rechil, you don't need any tricks to install two instances of Suse 10.2 on two hd partitions - just the same as one instance of Suse 10.1 and one of Suse 10.2 . And if you have done this already, you can use just the same approach - most probably when installing second copy of the distribution, leave boot configurator to do it itself... I, personally, prefer LILO and don't use GRUB, but I think the techniques and caveats are similar, and something like this will do (if you substitute your hd parameters, kernel and initrd names correctly, of course) : ..... title Suse 10.2-1 kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.x.xx ro root=/dev/hda1 initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd-2.x.xx title Suse 10.2-2 kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.x.xx ro root=/dev/hda2 initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd-2.x.xx ..... or if you use a single boot partition and the same kernel for both instances (it's OK for two instances of the same distribution): ..... title Suse 10.2-1 kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz-2.x.xx ro root=/dev/hda1 initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2.x.xx title Suse 10.2-2 kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz-2.x.xx ro root=/dev/hda2 initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2.x.xx ..... BR, and good luck Petko A.
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