Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Wed Sep 16 14:42:35 BST 2009

vincent wrote:

> My thinking is, if I create two partitions of 10GB's each & place 8.04 & 9.04 
> in each of them & create partitions for usr, etc & var in addition to my 
> existing /root, /home & swap partitions, then both distros will be able to 
> read info in these partitions - I can't connect 9.04 to a 3G USB stick but 
> 8.04 works just fine, so I need to let 9.04 have access to these files for 
> the dependencies.
> My question is, do I need to create partitions for all three or is this not a 
> workable solution?

First, swap is imminently shareable.  You can share /home, but you may 
have issues with some apps...  The config files can vary with versions, 
so you can get conflicts going back and forth...  Also, if your users 
are in different orders, permissions will be a problem.  But if you want 
you can do;

\ (8.04)
\ (9.04)

and everything will work.  I however, just do not do separate home 
partitions, and mount the other OS partitions as needed to grab files.


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