[ubuntu-in] Dual Booting K/Ubuntu's

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 13:44:00 BST 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> In desperation to access the internet via my BSNL / CDMA WLL phone i
> reinstalled Ubuntu 7.10. I have left space for another Linux OS
> (probably Kubuntu 8.10 - since i have that CD)
> The following is my HD partitioning
> /dev/sda8             6.5G  2.0G  4.2G  33% /  (ubuntu 7.10 root and home
> /dev/sda6              92M   23M   64M  27% /boot
> /dev/sda1              13G   12G  844M  94% /media/sda1 (Wince XP)
> /dev/sda2             2.8G  759M  2.1G  27% /media/sda2 (VFAT Shared drive)
> /dev/sda7              43G   30G   12G  73% /media/sda7 (/Home from my
> previous install which i want to keep as my default home)
> /dev/sda9             6.7G  2.2G  4.2G  35% /media/sda9 (space for new Linux OS)
> Ok the main question is i tried to install a second Ubuntu with sda9
> as /root and sda7 as /home and the sda6 was the /boot however Ubuntu
> 8.10 did not pick up the previously installed version of 7.10 and i
> was left without my 7.10.
> When the option came to partition i selected manual and did not select
> the option for the 8.10 installtion to format the /boot (which i
> assume needs to be the same as my older boot partition)

I don't think you can share /boot partition. But I have never done
such type of installation so I will wait for someone else to provide


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