Re: [linux-dell-laptops] dual-booting
- Chris Fox wrote:
> Thanks to all who answered with their own experiences. I went ahead andYou could, but if any directory fills up-- like /tmp or /var--, then
> ordered a second hard drive for my CPi, a 40GB. I intended to use it as
> the secondary until I realized that I won't be able to install on it
> using the DVD/CD drive because the two can't be used at the same time
> (slaps forehead). So that will be the main drive and the 6GB will go in
> the 2nd drive module as for media storage.
> Now the next question. Usually when I install an OS I make my own
> partitions, /var /usr /home, knowing what I want to use the machine for,
> e.g. FTP server or whatever. If I'm going to have four or five Nixes on
> one drive it seems like this could lead to several dozen partitions and
> I'm not sure that would even work.
> I bet I can share the /swap among all of them; would it be prudent to
> put everything for each distro on one big root / directory?
it's rescue disk time.
Side note: I've had 24 partitions on one system before (two disks)... so
Linux can handle that part.
A lot of us are working harder than we want, at things we don't like to
do. Why? ...In order to afford the sort of existence we don't care to live.
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