Switching between two partitions

Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) y.lesaint at gmail.com
Sat May 7 10:09:00 UTC 2005


On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 19:55 +1000, John Nicholls wrote:
> Magnus Therning wrote:
> > On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 01:05:36PM +1000, John Nicholls wrote:
> > 
> >>I have Warty on one partition and Hoary on another. How can I switch
> >>between the two without having to reboot?
> > 
> > If you trully want to switch between them, e.g. run the Hoary kernel
> > instead of the Warty kernel then you have to reboot.
> > 
> > If you only want access to the data on the other partition you can just
> > mount it. If you want a little bit more you can explore chroot.
> 
> I followed the instructions in the Debian Reference Manual for using 
> chroot, and this was successful. The system boots into Warty, and I can 
> use ctrl-alt-F9 to get into Hoary and ctrl-alt-F7 to get back to Warty. 
> It means I am using the Warty kernel all the time, but I'll try later to 
> substitute the Hoary one.

 It also means you're using warty daemons.


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Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) <y.lesaint at gmail.com>
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