penta-booting hard-disk: who would administer the hard-disk office?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Thu Nov 24 21:15:04 UTC 2011

On 11/25/2011 12:48 AM, Linux Tyro wrote:
> Hi,
> As I have liked Linux (yes, I am windows convert), so with 2 GB RAM
> and 250 GB hard-disk, I am now going to make hard-disk penta boot as
> follows:-
> Fedora - 20 GB - installing it,  - /root  (20 GB)
> openSUSE - 10 GB installing with /root (10 GB)
> Ubuntu - 10 GB installing with /root (10 GB)
> Debian - 10 GB installing with /root (10 GB)
> Mint - 10 GB installing with /root (10 GB)
> /home - 190 GB (remaining space)
> In this scenario,  I have just few doubts:

I have several comments/questions....

Is it your intention to share /home with all the distributions?  I see a 
danger ahead since various configuration files in your home directory 
will be shared and the distros may not be at the same levels for the 
various applications you plan to use.  This may lead to very big 
headaches and really weird problems.

What is the purpose for doing all of this?  Is it just to play with each 
distro?  That is, not really work?  If that is the case, then maybe 
you'd be better off using one distro and then having VM's for the others.

I'm a bit surprised you're loading up OpenSuse.  You seemed to have just 
left the OpenSuse mailing list after having getting into a dust-up over 
the purpose of the mailing list.  Your last message on OpenSuse was 
"Goodbye OpenSuse".  Do you still plan to use it and just have given up 
on the OpenSuse community?

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to 
speak it to? -- Clarence Darrow

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