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Old 11-20-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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Installing multiple distros


My partition layout is as follows:

sda1: 14GB / ext4
sda2: 10GB /iso ext4
sda3: 4GB /home ext4
sda4: 86GB Extended
sad5: 2GB swap

I have 84GB free space on this hard drive and want to install another distro. Will I be able to create another / and /home partitions for the new distro?

Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 11-20-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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Yes... they will be logical of course... !
 
Old 11-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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When you mount those from the distro in /dev/sda1, then you should use a different mount point like /anything
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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And, depending on how you chop the 84gb up, they will be labeled sda6, sda7, sda8......
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #5
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yes if you are referring to sda4 when you create the /home, / partitions they will be on /dev/sda6 and /dev/sda7 so it will work with your other partitions as well. As long as your fstab is setup right which is normally setup automaticly on install anyways unless you have a distro that makes you specify more info.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #6
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And, depending on how you chop the 84gb up, they will be labeled sda6, sda7, sda8......
not 'labelled' but seen as device files called /dev/sda6, ...,

labels are not used by default but uuids are more common


If you label a partition /dev/sda6 as ABC, then the partition can be mounted by the label
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:49 AM   #7
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not 'labelled' but seen as device files called /dev/sda6, ...,

labels are not used by default but uuids are more common


If you label a partition /dev/sda6 as ABC, then the partition can be mounted by the label
Label was a bad/wrong use of terminology. I goofed on that one.
 
  


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