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Old 08-10-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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Is there anywhere I can get a comparison of the different linuc Distros? Or at least a good description of them?

How hard would it be to install 3 distros on 3 partitions of my non-win hard drive?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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you probably could get away with 3 partitions, but that would kind of extreme. better would be to have at least 5: 1 for /home, 1 for swap, and 1 for each distro. that's about as minimalistic as i would go, at least, fwiw.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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I have those three for linux installs, 1 for a win install, and a 40gig for data.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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How hard would it be to install 3 distros on 3 partitions of my non-win hard drive?
Easy - 3 Root partitions and a Swap partition (as your 4th)
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:55 PM   #5
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Easy - 3 Root partitions and a Swap partition (as your 4th)
the only disadvantage to that is if you finally decided to go with only one distro, you would have to copy your /home data from each one to somewhere temporary while you set everything up again, then copy it to the new place, etc. whereas if you have a dedicated /home partition, you could even wipe all three distros clean and start over with a single one, or a different one, or whatever you wanted to do, while maintaining your data with minimal hassle. just something to consider.
 
  


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