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Old 05-26-2005, 02:56 AM   #1
ninadb
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Arch, Archbang, Ubuntu 8.04,
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Multiple Distros


Hi

I have 2 computers.
A brand new PC P4 2.4ghz with 256mb RAM 40g HDD CD/DVD combo drive
Old IBM branded PC with Celeron 500.(Non Cd boot) CD rom drive 64mb RAM.

Unfortunately the new Pc will boot Win Xp as the primary OS as other family members use it.
20Gb has been partitioned for this as C and D

I have already tried FC3/Slack and Ubuntu on the remaining space.

Now I would like to re install thes distros the following way
1.FC3
2.Debian Sarge
3.Slackware
4.Ubuntu Hoary

Each will be allocated 4gb space
Will also alocate 512mb as swap space


The remaining space will remain empty or may be used in future for LFS or Gentoo.

Is the above scheme possible ? by creating extended partitions
Will 4 gb suffice for each distro. I intend to install the full distros and then remove unwanted packages.

Thanks
Ninad
 
Old 05-26-2005, 03:23 AM   #2
fancypiper
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Location: Sparta, NC USA
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Here is how I quad boot:
Code:
Thu May 26 04:20 AM root@uilleann ~ # fdisk -l
 
Disk /dev/hdc: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1   *         1      4864  39070048+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc2          4865     14591  78132127+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc3         14592     19457  39086145    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
Disk /dev/hda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      5008  40226728+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2          5009     10010  40178565    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5          5009     10010  40178533+   7  HPFS/NTFS
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *         1         7     56196   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2             8       130    987997+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb3           131       143    104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb4           144     19457 155139705    5  Extended
/dev/hdb5           144      1056   7333641   83  Linux
/dev/hdb6          1057      1665   4891761   83  Linux
/dev/hdb7          1666      2274   4891761   83  Linux
/dev/hdb8          2275      2883   4891761   83  Linux
/dev/hdb9          2884      3492   4891761   83  Linux
/dev/hdb10         3493      4101   4891761   83  Linux
/dev/hdb11         4102      8357  34186288+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb12         8358     19457  89160718+  83  Linux
Code:
# Duron 950 Fedora Core 1 uilleann /etc/fstab file
# I need to change this when I upgrade my CPU
# I have the removable drive partitioned for the new WindowsXP and drive
# It is destined for /dev/hda, all Windows formatted
# /dev/hdb is all my Linux distros and /boot, /home and /pub directories
# all shared between distros.
/dev/hdb8       /               ext3            defaults                1 1
/dev/hdb1       /boot           ext3            defaults                1 2
none            /dev/pts        devpts          gid=5,mode=620          0 0
/dev/hdb11      /home           ext3            defaults                1 2
none            /proc           proc            defaults                0 0
none            /dev/shm        tmpfs           defaults                0 0
/dev/hdb12      /pub            ext3            defaults                1 2
/dev/hdb2       swap            swap            defaults                0 0
/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom      udf,iso9660     noauto,owner,kudzu,ro   0 0
/dev/fd0        /mnt/floppy     auto            noauto,owner,kudzu      0 0
#/dev/hdb9      /mnt/debian     ext3            defaults                1 2
#/dev/hdb10     /mnt/fc3        ext3            defaults                1 2
#/dev/hdc1      /mnt/backup     ext3            defaults                1 2
#/dev/hdc1      /mnt/wav        ext3            defaults                1 2
#/dev/hdc1      /mnt/fat32      vfat            defaults                0 0
/dev/hda1       /mnt/WindowsXP  ntfs            defaults                0 0
/dev/hdc1       /mnt/futurexpos ntfs    defaults                        0 0
/dev/hdc2       /mnt/NTFSStorage        ntfs    defaults                0 0
/dev/hdc3       /mnt/fat32      vfat            defaults                0 0
 
  


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