backup and partition advice
im just wondering what do here.
im using slackware 11, but i plan on upgrading when the new slack 12.1 is ready.
ive got a 20GB HD which i was thinking about installing the root (/) partition to, and using my main 160GB to install /home.
the question is this, if something gets screwed up in root (/) will it be enough to just reintstall the system and reinstall programs (on the 20GB HD), then hook up the /home partition (on the 160GB HD) in /etc/fstab to get things working the same as they were?
further, if i split the 160GB HD into 2x 80GB partitions, both with /home, could i use the same system ( / which is located on the smaller 20GB HD) to effectively have 2 different systems, for example 1 /home partition for a stable system, the other /home partition to experiment with software installs? in other words will each /home partion screw with the / or just there own /home?
Last edited by jukebox55; 03-19-2008 at 07:13 AM.