dual boot system
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Thu Aug 16 00:02:04 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 15 August 2007, Robert Schlueter wrote:
> I've been using Ubuntu for about a month now. I left ms windows on the
> system in a much smaller partition, mainly because it is the only way I
> can use my hp scanner or lexmark printer. But I have 500GB for Ubuntu
> and that is more than I need. My question is, is it possible to run more
> than two OS's on one computer? I'd like to experiment with other Linux
Yes... and here is a *suggested* way to partition: (c'mon folks, it's only
1) make a 2GB partition for /home. This *could* be used by all distros
but you might run into problems if the KDE/Gnome versions differ between
distros. I would also make a /homebak partition to backup your /home when
2) Make a 1GB swap partition. This can be used between distros.
3) Make each distro '/' partition about 10GB or maybe even 15GB That should
4) Make a 80mb /boot partition for each distro.
So really, for each distro you only need to have two unique partitions....
the /boot and the '/'.
There are 1,000 ways to do it; this is only one suggestion but it makes it
realatively easy to do and to manage.
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