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Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Post by philotux » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 am

I have been thinking to make a full-featured live install on an external SSD. I wondered if it is possible to shrink the live-usb partition to make space for installing another OS. And can live-uefi partition be used to install the bootloader for the new OS?

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Re: Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Post by fehlix » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 am

philotux wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 am
I have been thinking to make a full-featured live install on an external SSD. I wondered if it is possible to shrink the live-usb partition to make space for installing another OS. And can live-uefi partition be used to install the bootloader for the new OS?
That might be possible. Would rather suggest to create a GRUB on the external SSD and install Live as frugal.
That might be easier, as GRUB could easily take the other installed OS's into it's the grub-menu.
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Re: Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Post by philotux » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:53 pm

So, should I install the other OS first, and then the live as frugal later?

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Re: Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Post by fehlix » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:12 pm

philotux wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:53 pm
So, should I install the other OS first, and then the live as frugal later?
Doesn't matter. If you want to be able to boot from the external SSD, I would probably create an OS independent GRUB-installtion. But you can install also a OS which installs Grub, an reuse this grub to boot into frugal.
After frugal install you'll find a grub.entry file with the antiX folder which contains the grub-menu entry for frugal boot.
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Re: Possible dual-booting with a full-featured live install?

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Post by philotux » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:23 pm

Ok! I'll try your suggestions and see if I can manage.
Thanks!

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