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What are the steps to follow to multi-boot using different Fedora versions?

asked 2012-04-09 01:50:22 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 21:51:28 -0500

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Specifically, I'd like to multiboot using Fedora 14 (even though it has reach EOL), 15, 16, and 17 Alpha.

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answered 2012-04-10 00:50:08 -0500

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You have 120GB HDD on you system(server/laptop/desktop) install FC14 with following option

/boot -- 5GB         -- /dev/sda1
/root -- 50GB        --/dev/sda3
<Swap> -- your call  --/dev/sda2

Once installation finish

Now boot with FC15 select fresh installation choose the

/boot -- 5GB         -- /dev/sda1 same from FC14
/root -- 50GB        --/dev/sdaX

follow the same for FC16 and FC17

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Sorry for my dumb questions: Is /boot the same partition for every install? Wouldn't this override the Grub from the previous install? Can the swap partition be used for other installations?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-04-10 07:23:44 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-04-10 01:00:31 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

It's nothing special really. Make space on your system, pop in the DVD, install whatever versions you want. Keep in mind that all the different fedora versions that you wish to run will need their own "/" partitions. Sharing anything between these versions will cause something or the other to break because of the numerous changes between them.

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