penta-booting hard-disk: who would administer the hard-disk office?
geleem at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 25 20:24:29 UTC 2011
On 11/25/2011 04:38 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 11/25/2011 05:04 PM, g wrote:
>> years back when i started playing with slackware linux, i still had oos
>> installed and used an oos master boot loader.
change that to 'master boot loader written for oos'.
> Yeah, I recall similar incidents many years ago. I don't recall the
> details, but wasn't there some HW/BIOS limitation (LBA?) ?
i believe this is correct. oos was behind, as usual.
> At least I haven't seen this happening for ca. a decade.
everyone catches up with time. ;)
>> my partitioning was similar to what you show, with a swap for each distrib,
>> but only 1 master boot partition.
> This will only work if the distros sharing their boot partition are
> similar enough and if these distros do not change their bootloaders.
true, and i believe what grub2 is still in a development stage.
another reason i hope fedora will stay with early grub until grub2 devs
get it 'spit and polish' ready.
> History tells, you can get away with such a set up for some time, but in
> longer terms, one distro will trash the others' setup.
aka, 'pecking order'. 8-D
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