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Is it possible to run two versions of Ubuntu, i.e. 12.04 and 13.10 or 13.04 and 13.10 on the same 32-bit machine?

If it is possible than how can it be done?

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Yes, it is possible. Thank goodness you didn't ask how. –  Elliott Frisch Apr 1 at 18:40
    
Thanks Elliott Frisch –  Neo Apr 1 at 18:44
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That link makes no sense, it's from 2004, Ubuntu didn't even exist back then. –  Jorge Castro Apr 1 at 19:03
    
@ElliottFrisch have you ever done this?? –  suhail Apr 2 at 8:20
    
@suhail I've multiboot multiple distros, and 4.10 was October 2004. –  Elliott Frisch Apr 2 at 11:08

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You can easily add multiple ext partitions to your disk, then boot a live-CD with whatever linux version you want on it (unetbootin to easily install live-Cd to usb), then when you boot into that live system to install, just choose the new partition you just made for / (root). You can use a separate /home partition for sharing large data like music,files, videos between installations, and then add multiple smaller root partitions with completely separate operating systems on them (12.04/13.10 etc) so that if you want to get rid of one or replace one with a different version or operating system altogether, your personal files don't get deleted because they are on a separate partition.

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Thanks @theferrit32 –  Neo Aug 23 at 0:47

Yes. It is possible, I tested it. working fine.

see my question in askubuntu

After installation of an ubuntu, put the live cd of other ubuntu.

Click option Create partition manually and create a new ext4 partition (say /dev/sda3). gave it mount point /.

Now you might have two ext4 partition. /dev/sda4 for old ubuntu./dev/sda3 for new ubuntu.

Note: Never change the boot partition(ie /dev/sda)

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In general: yes, of course!

How to:

Your Ubuntu Live-CD-Installer (And a live-stick) will ask you while Installing if you want to install alongside or upgrade, click at 'install alongside' and you got it.

The install shows options to install alongside the existing Ubuntu install, or upgrade it
Screenshot from here

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