dual boot

Bill Stanley bstanle at wowway.com
Thu Feb 5 01:41:59 UTC 2015


On 02/04/2015 08:35 PM, Thufir wrote:
> I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and (a derivative of) OpenSuSE.  Is 
> this partition scheme ok?
>
> |thufir at doge:~$
> thufir at doge:~$ sudo parted -l
> Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
> Partition Table: msdos
> Disk Flags:
>
> Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system     Flags
>   1      1049kB  105GB  105GB   primary  ext4            boot
>   2      105GB   498GB  393GB   primary  ext4
>   3      498GB   500GB  2348MB  primary  linux-swap(v1)
>
>
> thufir at doge:~$
> thufir at doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
> Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
> Disklabel type: dos
> Disk identifier: 0x1f3b4b3e
>
> Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
> /dev/sda1  *         2048 204802047 204800000  97.7G 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2       204802048 972187647 767385600 365.9G 83 Linux
> /dev/sda3       972187648 976773119   4585472   2.2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
>
> thufir at doge:~$
>
>
> |
> |Is it a problem that sda1 is marked as a boot partition?  Isn't that what I want?
>
> |
> |Do I also want to mark sda2 as a boot partition?  Assuming standard OpenSuSE install.|
> see also:
>
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/182966/
>
>
>
> thanks,
>
> Thufir
>
WS=> Your scheme sounds acceptable but here is a possible suggestion.   
Make an additional partition which will become /home for both the 
varieties of Linux.  Then hove both of the Linux varieties share a 
common /home.  The benefit of this is that you can reinstall without 
erasing /home.
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