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Dual Booting BackTrack2 And OPENsuse 10.2


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Posted on 09-04-07 02:48
HI
I had a pervious thread but now i need somthing else from this wonderful community. I would like someone to guide me on installing backtrack2 and OPENsuse 10.2 as a dual boot configuration. Could they please add me on MSN lil_bro_92@hotmail.com


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Posted on 09-04-07 04:07
As long as you're using the same boot loader (Grub or Lilo) for both installs, it should be as simple as adding an entry in the bootloader config file. Grub is the most likely boot loader, and the bootloader for that is usually in /boot/grub/grub.conf. It should give examples there. For the entry for the other OS, you'll have to point to the kernel for that particular distro.



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Posted on 12-04-07 07:11
never mind i tried something pretty cool. I mounted the live ISO in a loop and then i pointed grub to it and vmlinuz+initrd. Thats all i really needed. NOW i can do my podcast Grin


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Posted on 29-04-07 16:52
That was a good idea using the image itself as a mounting folder, but for those of you looking to do this without mounting the ISO...

I've gone thru this similar senario with one of my laptops where I'm dual-booting Slackware 10.2 and Operator. Before you install either operating system, think about what your partitioning table will look like. I personally had a 100Gig Drive to play with, I decided to divide it up like this.

hda0 --|
|---hda1 (Slackware 10.2) <24gig's of space - reiserfs>
|---hda2 (Operator) <24gig's of space - ext3>
|---hda3 (cross-OS storage) <50gig's - reiserfs>
|---hda4 (SWAP) <2gig's - linux swap>

With the pre-partitioning for your entire system done before you install the first distro, it makes the entire process much smoother. Install your primary distro first (Slackware for me, OpenSUSE in your case). Since you have a choice of bootloaders during the installation of OpenSUSE, I'd pick GRUB (not my personal choice but it is easier for alot of people), simply add the hda2 into grub and tag it with your pen-testing distro's name. Finish the primary install and reboot verifying successful installation.

Once you have accomplished this, slap your pen-testing distro in and don't bother booting it...look at the documentation and find the kernel argument that allows you install directly to the hard drive. (for Knoppix based pen-testing distros the command is
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knoppix install-HD




Install the system to hda2 and reboot....verify both your grub entries and you should be up and running.


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