2nd distro installation - Changing partioning with RAID 1
I recently setup RAID 1 for Ubuntu 8.04 - no problems there. The partitions on sda and sdb are setup identically as follows:
-- HD start --
25GB / (bootable primary partition)
270GB free space (outside any partition)
200GB /home (logical partition)
5GB swap (logical partition)
-- HD end --
Now I would like to install a second distro (either on RAID-1 or not) but I do not feel confident to change the partition table.
In particular, the Debian (Medibuntu) installer issues the following warning: "When RAID is configured, no additional changes to the partitions in the disks containing physical volumes are allowed."
When I freshly installed Ubuntu I did not pay any attention to it but know I wonder what I really means. Could you explain please?
I would like Medibuntu to occupy another 25 GB for / in the available space. Can I use the same /home as for the existing installation without loosing data or should I create a another /home partition and then just mount the existing one if I need to access it?
Also, what about swap? If I choose not to use RAID for this installation will the existing installation complain if I use one of the existing swap partition? Finally, what about the bootable flag. Do I need to set it for the new / partition or will I have to boot into the existing installation and change the grub setup?
Can you help please? What partitioning scheme would you suggest.
Last edited by hcvst; 06-20-2008 at 08:32 AM.