[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 18:28:02 CDT 2011


Fantastic. Thanks.

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM, buddylee48 <buddylee48 at gmail.com> wrote:

> As long as none of them includer winders, installation order doesn't
> matter,
> in fact grub is very cool. You can chainload, so install grub on /dev/sda#
> for each corresponding distro (minus one to be the master to install on
> /dev/sda) and then set up chainloading for the other two so that you don't
> have to manually edit the config on kernel upgrades. Works for me on my
> desktop.
>
> Cody
> On Jul 24, 2011 5:17 PM, "Lance Schneider" <schneider.lh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the early and valuable responses, Bruce and Cody. The
> partition
> > sizing is what I was "eyeballing" and the logical volumes sound like the
> > wise direction to go . . .
> >
> > Has anyone attempted these three together. Do these distributions "play
> > nicely" or does one require more attention than the others as far as
> > installation order?
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM, buddylee48 <buddylee48 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> This might be better suited for LVM. That way you can expand, shrink,
> >> remove
> >> and create as much as you want (so long as you have disk space), though
> to
> >> start it simple if you aren't familiar with lvm:
> >>
> >> /dev/sda1 /boot ext2 100MB distro1
> >> /dev/sda2 /boot ext2 100MB distro2
> >> /dev/sda3 /boot ext2 100MB distro3
> >> /dev/sda4 LVM rest of disk for everything else including home (with LVM
> >> home
> >> can be split across multiple disks)
> >>
> >> Withing the volume group you have a / logical volume per distro:
> >> /dev/volgroup/distro1_root
> >> /dev/volgroup/distro2_root
> >> /dev/volgroup/distro3_root
> >> /dev/volgroup/common_swap (lvm is awesome ain't it?)
> >> /dev/volgroup/common_home
> >>
> >> You can adjust any of these logical volumes from within any distro with
> a
> >> common bootloader :)
> >>
> >> Cody
> >> On Jul 24, 2011 4:48 PM, "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
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