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Old 11-04-2007, 10:38 AM   #1
mick222
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partition for two distros


Hi I'm new to Linux but getting hooked already running Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 on amd64 3400+ with 80gig hdd 512 mhz ram .
I would like to partition my hard drive with a partition to test distros also maybe a partition that would be for Music that distros could share is this possible.
Love Ubuntu but tried Fedora which also seemed very good wanted to be able to use non free software so Ubuntu was better .I know linux devotees dont like non free and think i will find a package to change my music to ogg files., also like to watch bbc news which requires realplayer or wma support

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Old 11-04-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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Yes, it's possible.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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With an 80GB drive, I would set up several OS partitions of maybe 8GB each, one shared data partition--maybe 20-30GB, and then leave the rest blank (unpartitioned) for future changes.

With GRUB setup for the first distro, don't allow the other installers to install a bootloader. Simply edit the primary /boot/grub/menu.lst to add the other OSes
 
Old 11-04-2007, 11:32 AM   #4
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thx thats what i wanted but I,m not sure what to use to do it also i'm new to Linux and not sure what kind of partitions i need . could you give me a walkthrough of partitions and how to stop distros installing grub . Also would it be possile to resize a partition i am using i could do this with partition commander in windows but Ubuntus partition editor seems unable to do it.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
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thx got gparted as a live cd that should work solved
 
  


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