To clarify-here is my present scheme-
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f800200
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 3533 28378791 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 * 3534 5670 17165452+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 5671 10979 42644542+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 10980 19457 68099535 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 14931 19457 36363127+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6 10980 11690 5711044+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 11691 12921 9887976 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 12922 14601 13494568+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 14602 14930 2642661 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Notice too that the FAT32 partition is for storage-
sda2 Ubuntu SE
sda6 EXT2 area for DSL/Feather remastering
sda7 Slack-lite 12.2
sda8 Debian Lenny
OK- Basically my question is-
Should I wipe the Disk(160GB), and re-install the Distro's I want.
Or Should make just maybe 5 partitions
And then setup Vbox/Qemu VHD's and install whatever to them?
Problems-I think I broke Slack 12.2 on sda1 running as root and sloppily installing whatever-whether or not the install went right(non-slack packages)
SuperUbuntu is Buggy and never has recognized my USB and other partitions correctly.
Also an issue with SuperUbuntu, Ubuntu SE on sda2 often "freezes" and only can be fixed by killing the power(which is not good)
ctrl-alt-delete/alt-prtscrn-REISUB does not work...Gnome?
Debian's always telling me to add myself to the "subdoer's" list and when I do it still gives me issues-Gotta go...
Slack-Lite, my trimmed down version of Slack-works great but unfortunately is trapped in an Extended Partition-which will probably be destroyed via Gparted...
Both Slack's are the Most Stable OS I have ever used-but sda1 Slack is a mess and I have issues with a mysterious ailment both have concerning Vbox-when I start Vbox my whole screen goes black and when iot comes back in Vbox is only playing a small window...invoking Vbox through the term got "svgalib_helper module not working or loaded-something".
Anyway-So what should I do??
Can I clone the slack-lite on sda7 and where/how to do it?