[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Othniel Graichen othniel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 18:42:02 CDT 2011


What do you mean by "Alpha" distro?

How do mean the term Elixirs?

Othniel

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Lance Schneider <schneider.lh at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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