booting multiple OS
ruscook_oz at yahoo.com.au
Mon Aug 27 00:30:07 UTC 2007
I've a question re: "best practice" for booting multple OS off a single HDD.
I'm looking at trying the following:
I've got a "test" machine setup - Dell GX270 with a 200GB HDD. I've
partitioned it as:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda10 20472576 10251260 10221316 51% /
udev 10240 200 10040 2% /dev
/dev/sda11 30685172 349644 30335528 2% /home
/dev/sda1 381138 107833 253627 30% /boot
/dev/shm 250836 0 250836 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda9 19840892 2930772 15885980 16% /media/fedora
/dev/sda8 20472576 2771196 17701380 14% /media/ubuntu
/dev/sda7 20472576 1944916 18527660 10% /media/suse
/dev/sda5 20472576 544 20472032 1% /media/disk
/dev/sda6 20472576 2726132 17746444 14% /media/disk-1
The first problem I have so far is each OS I install overwrites the grub
config of the previous one, rather than adding to it.
Should I use ONE /boot (dev/sda1 in this case) and share it with all OS
or should I just leave /boot as part of the / of each OS (i.e. have a
separate /boot for each OS)? If I use a separate boot partitions for
each OS, how do I do multi-boot?
The second issue, I've made a primary partition for BSD (as it doesn't
seem to work with logical partitions), but I'm not sure how to install
the BSD boot loader. Should it go at the beginning of the partition I
install BSD to and try and make sure I leave the MBR for GRUB?
Kind Regards Russell
sales at windsorcycles.com.au
ph. 02 4577 3209
Linux user #369094
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