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Old 12-01-2011, 06:05 AM   #1
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Paritioning guide for Triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu and Arch Linux


Hi,

I have dual boot on my laptop with

Windows XP in first two partitions (75 GB NTFS )

100 GB shared NTFS

Ubuntu (50 GB)
100 MB /boot
4 GB Swap
25 GB / (ext4)
21 GB home (ext4)


I have 25 GB free in which I want to install Arch Linux. I need guidline for partitioning 25 GB for Arch Linx.

My question is can I share Swap between Ubuntu and Arch Linux? I have never did triple boot before.

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Yes, you can share the swap. In all likelihood the UUID will change and Ubutu won't boot.
If that happens, fix the Ubuntu fstab from Arch.
 
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
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You mean I will have to update Ubuntu's etc/fstab? with new UUID of partitions?

What else you can advice. I have backed up important data already.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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My question is can I share Swap between Ubuntu and Arch Linux?
Did you mean, using same swap memory for both ubuntu and Arch Linux ? if it is, then the answer is yes. we can use a common swap memory.

reply back if you have any questions on this !
 
Old 12-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks I installed on VM for now.
 
  


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