[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 21:05:15 CDT 2011


But I can have 3 HDD each with 4 primary partitions and still run a DVD/CD
R/W. . . Partition and disk capacities are not my concerns. My concerns stem
from how well different distributions play in the same sandbox and share
common spaces. I am only complicating my life to become reacclimated with
several of the more popular distros and then I will likely sacrifice two for
the benefit of whichever proves most productive and useful to me. However,
in that interim, I would like not to have to constantly repair boot
partitions, etc.

Depending on where I visit and what I read, certain distributions favor
being installed in a specific order if one is avoiding complications (he
says recognizing the irony) from one or another overwriting the boot
structure. As the computer in question i not intended to be my daily driver
I am nearly resigned to simply using it as a lab rat and seeing what makes
the biggest debris field of bits and bytes.

But aren't we having a wonderful time not coming to a consensus?

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Steev Klimaszewski <threeway at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Steev Klimaszewski <threeway at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Othniel Graichen wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Regarding separate boot partitions --
> >>>
> >>> You can only have 4 primary partitions so the
> >>> example given with 3 distros and LVM
> >>> is Totally maxed out and NOT extensible to more OSes.
> >>
> >> Who said anything about LVM?
> >>
> >> Maxed out at 3? Hardly.  Here is my layout right now:
> >>
> >> /dev/sda1   *           1          13   /boot       100M
> >> /dev/sda2              14        1229   Ubuntu 9.04  10G minus
> >> /dev/sda3            1230        1594   Swap          2G
> >> /dev/sda4            1595       38913   Extended
> >> /dev/sda5            1595        2900   lfs-6.5      10G
> >> /dev/sda6            2901        4206   lfs-6.5      10G Aug 2009
> >> /dev/sda7            4207        5422   Ubuntu 9.04  10G minus
> >> /dev/sda8            5423        6728   lfs-66       10G
> >> /dev/sda9            6729       11951   /usr/src     40G
> >> /dev/sda10          11952       14563   /mnt/backup  20G
> >> /dev/sda11          14564       15869   /home        10G
> >> /dev/sda12          15870       19786   /data        30G
> >> /dev/sda13          19787       21092   lfs-20110110 10G
> >> /dev/sda14          21093       22398   lfs-20100816 10G
> >> /dev/sda15          22399       23704   lfs-6.7      10G
> >> /dev/sda16          23705       26136   Ubuntu 11.04 20G
> >>
> >> I used to have sda17, but removed it.
> >>
> >>  -- Bruce
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> > Needs moar lfs
> >
> That being said, what Othniel said is correct.  You can only have 4
> *primary* partitions on a hard drive.  You have 3 primary and an
> extended partition.  Those other partitions are all on the extended
> partition.  Not primaries.
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