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Old 07-13-2016, 08:37 PM   #16
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Emerson,

nice emoticons! But where is the GPT partitioning option on the install disk?

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Old 07-13-2016, 09:14 PM   #17
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You can pre-partition the drive if there really is no gdisk or similar on the install disk.
 
Old 07-14-2016, 09:31 PM   #18
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Yes, you could manually pre-partition the drive but then you would have to choose "manual" on the partitioner on the install disk.

I could quote 'occam's razor' as opposed to Mark Twain but why complicate a problem when the original poster could try a simpler method (less versions of linux on the same disk) and add and remove the partition he/she was using to experiment?

Yes, you would still have to run the install partitioner manually but you would not have to learn a new partition method, run that and then install linux and have to run the partitioner manually.

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Old 07-15-2016, 04:29 AM   #19
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I merely pointed out GPT is a possibility, never suggested OP must use it. I personally would use GPT, MSDOS has its limitations.
 
Old 07-15-2016, 04:38 PM   #20
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GPT if you want more than 4 primary partitions. GPT if your drive is > 2TB. Not GPT if your bios / uefi doesn't support it. Or using the same bootable medium across several machines and the lowest common denominator doesn't support it.

I'm probably an odd man out, install grub on each partition for the distro installed on it. The freeBSD one might be a little harder to do. And then boot from usb with grub on it and chainload the grub on each partition (configfile). Easier said than done, but an option as most post 2006 computers allow for booting from USB. At least the x86 based ones.

Hopefully you have the bandwidth to keep all those distros up to date. (I sure don't / Murika)
 
Old 07-15-2016, 04:50 PM   #21
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partition the drive to hold x amount of OS's and start installing them 1 after the other. So long as the last one you install uses grub or the like, you should be fine.
 
  


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