Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Wed Sep 16 16:36:09 BST 2009

vincent wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 September 2009 15:42:35 Lee Sharp wrote:
>> 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;
>> swap
>> \ (8.04)
>> \ (9.04)
>> \home
>> and everything will work.  I however, just do not do separate home
>> partitions, and mount the other OS partitions as needed to grab files.
>>                         Lee
> Hello Lee,
> It would seem as if my proposal is not exactly a clean one & the potential for 
> corrupt files is better than good.
> On reading my original post though, I don't think I was exactly clear on what 
> I wanted to do.
> The plan was to create just one /Home partition,sda5, one /etc,sda6, 
> one /var,sda7, Swap,sda4 & so on, which would then be accessable by both 8.04 
> & 9.04 in their own individual partitions, eg. sda8 & sda9.
> Is this feasible? - If this was how you read my question, great, but I thought 
> it needed clarity.

Oh, no!  \etc will be very different between version, including 
different packages. (Consider the differences in rc*.d)  And \var will 
make for some unintelligible logs...


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