3 operating system in one computer unit

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Hello good day,

I am gene, i am running windows 7 right now and i love it. But i want also to try leopard and mandriva operating system but i have only one computer unit.

It is possible to boot 3 operating system in one computer with 500g HDD and partition in 2. drive c. = 200g and drive d.= 300g

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Answered By 564950 points N/A #89854

3 operating system in one computer unit

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It is possible to have 3 operating systems since you are currently using Windows 7. Multi-boot is only allowed in Windows NT-based operating systems and Windows 7 belongs to Windows NT family. Since you already have 2 partitions in your hard drive you just need to divide the first partition which is 200 gig into 3 separate partitions which will be used by Windows 7, Leopard, and Mandriva operating systems. After creating the 3 partitions you will now have 4 drives in your computer: C, D, E, and F.

A hard drive may only contain 4 primary partitions and only 1 can be set active or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition where logical drives can be created and you have just reached its limit. When you first divided your disk into 2 separate partitions, 200 gig for C and 300 gig for D, you already have 1 primary partition, C, and 1 extended partition, D, created. If you were going to add 2 more operating systems the first 3 partitions C, D, E, will be primary partitions and only C can be set as active. D and E will be set as hidden because there can only be 1 visible primary partition in an instance.

To proceed in creating a multi-boot with 3 operating systems create the partitions as explained above. Install Windows 7 on drive C which is the active primary partition. Install the other 2 operating systems on either D or E whichever you preferred. Should you have any problems in installing the other 2 operating systems read their respective documentation if they support booting on multiple operating systems.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89855

3 operating system in one computer unit

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Hi,

You can boot up to 3 Operating systems in one single computer. All you have to do is to allocate the drive to install the 3 different Operating systems. Running 3 Operating systems on a single computer has some limitations. They are:

  • Your computer will take more time to boot.
  • The overall performance will decline.
  • You’ll need to increase your RAM.
  • You’ll have to install the Windows version first on your computer.

While installing, install the Windows 7 on the C drive which is the primary partition and the other 2 on either D or E.

Thanks and regards,

Skarbos Jay.

Answered By 0 points N/A #197194

3 operating system in one computer unit

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Yes, it is possible to install 3 operation systems on one computer system, only the RAM should be enough capable to handle 3 OS. Another solution for installing 3 OS in one computer system is DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION.  This Virtualization of desktop technique is being used from last 6 years.

Intel's VT-x  and AMD's AMD-V technologies used Virtual Machines and improve it for future use. This technology was introduced in 2005-06. Virtual Machine-VIRTUALBOX is the most common free platform that can be used for personal use.

Answered By 10 points N/A #89856

3 operating system in one computer unit

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Hi Gene,

The best solution, According to your specification / Issue, You can Install VMware Workstation in your system within Your Main operating System. You have no need to create the new Partitions. With the help of "VMware Workstation", you can install three or more Operating system in one drive / System.

You Can Download the VMware Workstation Latest version from mentioned below link:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/9_0

Best,

Laki Shafyffe.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89857

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Of course, you can partition your hard drive as many times you would like. This splits it up allowing you to have separate segment for separate things.

Then when you will boot your computer, you will notice what’s called a "grub" menu. It will mainly ask you which operating system you would like to boot off. Now your job is to just choose the operating system and that’s it. Adding an operating system to the grub menu is not difficult. You can do it just by filling in a few lines.

But remember you need to have a comparatively large hard drive; otherwise this can become a little overwhelming.

Hopefully this helped you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #197197

3 operating system in one computer unit

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I most certainly will recommend you to definitely produce a few partitions. And then start to boot your computer. Over the set up, you need to be inquired what exactly partition you want to set up to help. It's also sensible to gain access to the partition plan to change the actual partitions of your respective push. Should you already have the right main system on the initial partition, bypass this step. Your second main system installation software may find the primary on the different partition and also configure the boot loader enabling both equally too.

The next main system is comparable to minute.

You will likely become employing ntloader (Windows) as well as GRUB (Linux), nevertheless check out the actual assessment dining room table pertaining to other options. Look at the actual paperwork pertaining to precisely how to make this happen. Anyone can fixed that main system you want to boot into automatically and also fixed a moment delay to select another main system prior to a default is chosen. Should you maintained the prevailing main system on the initial partition, virtually any installed apps should even now do the job, nevertheless should become reinstalled on the fresh COMPUTER ITSELF.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89858

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Yes. It is possible to boot 3 operating systems in one PC. By adding additional 2 hard drives and each hard drives has its own operating system.  This can be done in BIOS setup configuration. Choose the desired operating system to boot first in the boot loader list and the rest is up to you. Partitioning is not necessary because each operating systems has its own hard drive. In other cases, Multi-booting boot loader is needed.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89860

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Hi Gene,

Yes it possible to boot your computer with 3 operating systems. It is much safer to install each operating system on its own partition. You can shrink your drive d into two partitions using windows disk management tool.

Click on the start icon then type “disk management”  you will see some results click on ‘create and format hard disk partitions’. There you can shrink drive d into smaller partitions probably 150 GB each.

Name the new drive e. Now you can install leopard on d and mandriva e & enjoy three operating systems on one computer.

Just follow the installation procedure each bootable disk is requesting.

Regards

Denis Maina

Answered By 0 points N/A #197199

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Of course you can install (boot )3 or more operating systems on your computer. Only what you need is HDD space.

You will boot it like every other system. Just insert CD or USB Flash driver and start with booting .

I don't see need for more than 2 operating systems on 1 PC.

Have a fun,

Bye.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89861

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Hi,

Yes it is possible to run 3 OS in one system. I am giving you few simple steps that you need to follow.First of all i would like to give you one suggestion, just in case you get some problem while partitioning your drive.Make sure u keep the backup of all your important data.

Once you have partitioned your drives.Install the operating system in first partition and likewise the other two OS in other partitions respectively.You may need to configure the boot loader allowing both to boot and then you would be able to set your default operating system and can also set time delay to choose another operating system

Answered By 0 points N/A #197202

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Dear gene,

As your expectation you can use 3 OS in a single unit computer.Here you can break down the partition d into another 3 drives(d,e,f)and install another  two  OS(leopard,mandriva)  in d and e respectively, if you want to keep your partition c untouched.

But in any case keep a backup of your important datas. But keep that in mind If you use 3 OS in a single unit computer then your overall performance will decrease and you ought to  increase your RAM to get a better performance.

Regards,

Zac.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89863

3 operating system in one computer unit

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Definitely it is possible to install 3 operating system at a time in your desktop. Though you did not mention about your computers RAM.

If the RAM is more than 1GB you can use 3 operating system.As you already installed Windows 7, now you install the other(leopard and mandriva) operating system into the drive d,because it has enough space. But remember one thing, when you use 3 operating system at a time, your processor will be slow.

So my suggestion to you that use one operating system, so that your computer will be safe.

Thanks,

Ashik

Answered By 0 points N/A #89865

3 operating system in one computer unit

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You can add more than two also three operating systems it depends on how many partitions you have on your disk so i suggest that you create a partition for each partition to control each operating system later like deleting or upgrading it if you are not able to recreate partitions just right click on my computer and select management and go to the disk management in and extend a new partition from a big size partition and install the new operating system on it 

Answered By 0 points N/A #197205

3 operating system in one computer unit

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As you told, you have total two partitions only.You have to make three partition to use three operating systems. No extra RAM needed. Just enough hard drive space is needed to hold them all. For the partition of your hard drive you can do right click on computer icon and click to manage then the next page will open and then click on disk management and then finally partition your drive according to space required.  

 

In my view, I advise you stick with one and search technologies such as virtualisation which will allow you to run multiple Operating systems from within one.

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