I finished installing the last four Linux distros. On my HP mini internal disk, I have Fedora, Linux Mint, and openSUSE. On an old USB thumb drive, I have Ubuntu. On a external USB hard disk, I have Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Mageia.
I have been busy blogging about my latest experiences with Linux. I have posted reviews of Linux Mint 12, Fedora 16, and openSUSE on my Low Cost Computing Site. While I have used Linux Mint for several years as my day-to-day Linux distro, I am switching back to openSUSE. As much as I like Linux Mint, the Gnome3 desktop just doesn't work on my netbook. Besides reviews, you will also find information on using MultiSystem for a multi-boot USB stck.
Installing any single version of Linux was not a problem. The challenge was getting GRUB2 to correctly boot three different distros of Linux. Creating three Live/Install three USB sticks was not difficult. It just took a lot of time. The Broadcom driver on the HP mini was a bit of an issue, but I now have all three distros working via wireless. What is really cool is that all three can be easily turned into WiFi hotspots. My next task to creat a quadruble booted USB thumb drive (known as USB MultiBoot).
I am taking a short break from writing to perform software upgrades. A new version of Android was released for my Nook Color this morning. If the upgrade doesn't break my rooted version, it won't take long. Then comes a major upgrade to my triple booted HP mini netbook. Upgrading to Linux Mint 12, and Fedora 14. I am replacing MeGoo with openSUSE 12.1. Need to make a lot of USB sticks today. All upgrades require that I use a cabled Internet connection. Linux Mint previously recognized the Broadcom WiFi. Hope it works again.