Installing Hardy into a 'wasted' partition

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Thu Feb 4 15:36:26 GMT 2010

On Thu, February 4, 2010 16:31, john d. herron wrote:
> On 02/04/2010 09:34 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
>> On Thu, February 4, 2010 07:48, john d. herron wrote:
>> --snip--
>>> 2. I'd like to have all of Hardy in this one partition, with swap in a
>>> separate one.
>>> The install CD offers a number of choices for mount points. What
>>> would be the most reasonable or logical choice?
>> / for your Hardy partition and swap for your swap, but I may have
>> misunderstood your question.
>>    This is where my confusion comes in.
>>    The plan is to install Hardy into the existing sda7 (replacing the
>> 'wasted' Dapper).
>>    I have another distro (feisty) on sda3, which also mounts into /.
>>    Wouldn't the two then conflict with one another, since they'd have
>> the same mount point?

No, because mount points are only relevant for the currently running linux.
When hardy is running: /dev/sda7 = / and /dev/sda3 = /mnt/feisty
When feisty is running: /dev/sda3 = / and /dev/sda7 = /mnt/hardy
The two /mnt mounts are just examples and you don't need them. You only
need them when you want to access hardy files when you are in feisty or
vice versa.

>>    By the way: should I be off the web router when I do the install?

It doesn't matter. I leave it on the net, so it can get the latest
updates, but you can also do that after install.

>>    Please forgive my ignorance...

You are not ignorant. In fact, you ask very interesting questions.


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