[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 16:48:43 CDT 2011
Lance Schneider wrote:
> Good citizens of SATLUG,
> I am about to undertake a multi-boot/possibly a triple-boot of LINUX
> - I am considering a common partition for user-produced files . . .likely
> a separate HDD.
> - I am also aware (but barely) that the order of installation will create
> issues or save me some with overwritten boot information, for example.
> With this at least in mind, are there any reasonably consistent views on
> number and size of partitions, AND a best order of installation of Debian,
> Fedora, Ubuntu?
> I have several 80GB drives available where I could run different distros
> from different drives and bundle the booting together with something like
> GRUB (I am speculating, here).
What you want to do is have a common /home for all the distros. You
probably don't need more than about 10G for each distro partition. A
common /boot partition is also useful. For example:
sda1 /boot 100M
sda2 swap 2G
sda3 debian 20G
sda5 ubuntu 20G
sda6 fedora 20G
sdb1 /home All
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