multibooting linux

Joel Rees joel.rees at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 23:16:39 UTC 2010


On Jun 23, 2010, at 7:49 AM, Peter Langfelder wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Mats <unix at comhem.se> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I want to have (at least) two linux-system (no windows) on the  
>> same hd.
>> If I make two partitions for the first (/ and swap) and then the same
>> with the other one. Is that ok? All detailed explanation I've seen is
>> about installing windows and linux and that's not what I want.
>
> Unless the two linux distributions use the same desktop, you should
> also have two separate home partitions, otherwise desktop and
> application settings may conflict and cause crashes. I'm not sure it
> is wise to keep both distributions in a single /boot . If I were to do
> this, I would create two complete linux partition sets plus a separate
> partition called say userdata. In the userdata partition you can keep
> all data you want accessible from both distributions, and you can
> symlink it to a directory in your $HOME directory in each
> distribution.

My impression is that the OP is intending to use the monolithic  
partitioning scheme (one swap, everything else in the other) for both  
installs, avoiding both lvm and the DOS extended partitioning gimmickry.

> Just my 2 cents,
>
> Peter
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