Triple Booting system

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by coathanger007, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

    I have previously been able to run a triple booting system by installing windows ME then Phat linux then editing msdos.sys to include:
    echo (W)indows or (L)inux?
    choice /c:lw /n /t:w,5
    if errorlevel 2 goto ender

    Then installing WinXP which detected both OS and incorpoated them into the boot menu.

    Does anyone know how to create a triple booting system if I have already installed XP and want to add lycoris linux and Win ME?
  2. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

    i triple boot 98, XP, and RH8

    from my experience you have to install 9x first, then XP, then Linux.

    XP will make the bootloader for the Win OSes and Linux will take charge of booting into either linux or windows. USe LILO
  3. polarbear_ak

    polarbear_ak OSNN Junior Addict

    Denver, Colorado
    Agreed I run a 5 boot system and in order for it to work you have to install the microsoft products first (each on there own partition is a good idea) even if the parition is only 2gb. On mine I run. Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server (because I am learning it in class) Windows XP (primary OS) Windows 2003 server because I have the eval copy and I am checking it out and Red Hat 9.0 linux(learning unix/linux). I had to install the ms products first then linux. when I installed linux first and then microsoft the lilo boot option disappeared.
  4. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

    Elizabethton, TN
    Install 98
    Install Xp
    Install Linux (choose to put bootloader on drive not MBR)

    Install GAG Bootloader

    This is the way I normally install multiple OSs. Using GAG avoids all the headaches that LILO and GRUB can cause. They do not always detect the primary drive where the NT bootloader resides. And if you don't know how to change that manually, it can be a headache.
  5. It's a lot easier using PartitionMagic 8 as it's got a feature to install another operating system. I used it to Install Windows XP Home and then Windows XP Pro and then Windows Me and then use the BootMagic included to choose which operating system to start.