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Posted: June 10 2008,20:08 QUOTE

You can put Puppy in the same directory as DSL, and just list it in menu.list (they tell you what to write in on their site). As Hats noted, listing different DSL versions is only problematic if the backup file, etc.  has the same name and it is in the same directory.
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Posted: June 11 2008,11:03 QUOTE

One example:
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dsl@bungle:~$ ls /cdrom/{KNOPPIX,boot}/        
grub               linux24-4.2.3      linux24-4.3        minirt24-4.2.3.gz  minirt24-4.3.gz
in menu.lst:
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kernel /boot/linux24-4.3 root=/dev/hda3 vga=791 knoppix_name=KNOPPIX-4.3 ...
initrd /boot/minirt24-4.3.gz

I'm not too sure if DSL's default backup/restore options can be used with a subfolder though.  You might need to edit some scripts.  (Or just have the backup.tar.gz renamed upon shutdown, and placed in .../mydsl/ )
That's pretty clever. You could have use the knoppix_name parameter (or even a custom param) to juggle all backup archives according to that parameter, saving the need to modify (and potentially maintain) multiple powerdown scripts.

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Posted: June 12 2008,16:35 QUOTE

Thanks for comments, all.

I am impressed by how low my skill level is <g>.

I will obviously need to go step by step and start with frugal of ONE distro before worrying about the multiple distro situation.

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