[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 07:41:31 CDT 2011


Othniel,

That is the precise issue that I have read mention of too many times while
investigating this. Each new kernel release becomes very territorial. The
"alpha" distro? I shall make ready the Flash drive recovery elixirs for when
Dr Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde.

Appreciated.

Lance

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Othniel Graichen <othniel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I few years back I attempted such a beast,  I found that the distros do NOT
> play nicely when it comes to the boot partition.  Each distro considers the
> needs of itself and Windows but not that of other Linux distros.
>
> It is easy to get into a situation where you cannot boot one or another of
> your Operating Systems.
>
> That said Flash Drives are your friend.  You can boot from them, you can
> install
> Grub onto them and they are cheap.  My point is that you may be successful
> in
> getting them to play nice temporarily, but at the next kernel release they
> will again
> disable access to all the other distros.
>
> Your assortment of Flash Drives are a sure way to restart the offended
> OS(es)
>
> You will have no problem starting the offending OS.
>
> Be sure to update the appropriately labeled Flash Drive after each kernel
> upgrade
> specifically the Grub configuration so your backup start mechanism stays
> current.
>
> Othniel
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Lance Schneider <schneider.lh at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Good citizens of SATLUG,
> >
> > I am about to undertake a multi-boot/possibly a triple-boot of LINUX
> > distros.
> >
> >
> >   - 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).
> >
> > Thanks for all insights, in advance,
> >
> > Lance
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