penta-booting hard-disk: who would administer the hard-disk office?
geleem at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 25 16:04:16 UTC 2011
> On 11/25/2011 07:04 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> I.e. I have a "master grub" /boot partition, which chainloads indivdual
> "boot" partitions of other OSes.
> I.e. my partitioning basically looks like this:
> /dev/sda1 boot (master grub partition, contains only grub).
> /dev/sda<N> OS<N>'s /boot
> /dev/sda<N+1> OS<N>'s swap
> /dev/sda<N+2> OS<N>'s /
> /dev/sda<M> OS<M>'s /boot
> /dev/sda<M+1> OS<M>'s swap
> /dev/sda<M+2> OS<M>'s /
years back when i started playing with slackware linux, i still had oos
installed and used an oos master boot loader.
it lasted for a while, but it did not have some of the features of lilo.
so, when i added red hat, i changed to lilo. after fedora came out, i
changed to grub, when fedora changed. problem was that i had problems
getting chain loading to work. being that i had all partitions mounted
under each distrib, when i had a kernel upgrade, i pulled the new kernel
lines and pasted them into the master grub.conf file. i booted oos from
a floppy. ;)
my partitioning was similar to what you show, with a swap for each distrib,
but only 1 master boot partition.
on this system, i have my 'internet' system on primary master with it's
own swap and /home partition.
primary slave is partitioned for other distribs with master boot as sda1.
sda5 is main 'home' partition.
see my reply to Tim.
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