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Old 04-15-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Partitioning for Multiple Distro's


I have acquired a second laptop hard drive and I intend to place several Linux Distro's, and Solaris 9 on it.

Is there a good tutorial you know of on how to go about this?

What partitions can be shared? I want to set up the partitions first, then install different distro's as I go along. It's a 40GB drive, so I should have plenty of room for what I want to do.

No Windows on this drive!

Red Hat, Slackware, GNU/Debian, FreeBSD, Solaris 9.

I would also like a FAT32 partition seperate from Linux. This would be for file swapping to a M$ Win hard drive.

Can I have one /swp and each distro on another hda? Will I need a /boot? Just one? Or one for each?

Any advice, but particularly on the partitioning right now, is appreciated.

Thanks. Sean.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hum....

Article in portuguese: www.linuxrapido.kit.net/trial.htm

The swap partition can be shared with another linux's...
The LiLo can be write in a / ou a /boot of distros...

Ex: Mandrake and Red Hat

hda1: / => Mandrake (LiLO MBR)
hda2: Swap (Mandrake and Red Hat)
hda5: /boot => Red Hat with LiLO
hda5: / => Red Hat

Add in the /etc/lilo.conf of the Mandrake:

other=/dev/hdc5
label=RedHat_90

It's functional... for more SO's, add a /boot (or a /) with LiLo in the Initialition Partition (<> MBR!!!) and setup your lilo.conf..

In the end: # lilo

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Old 04-15-2003, 10:51 AM   #3
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hda5: /boot => Red Hat with LiLO
hda5: / => Red Hat

Why the seperate boot and root partitions for RH? What exactly would I put on the /boot of RH?

You said:
"for more SO's, add a /boot (or a /)"
Do I need both or one? Does RH need both or one?

Thanks. Sean.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
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I always used with a /boot (with LiLo), but you can use a / with the LiLo too... But my recommendation is /boot
 
Old 04-15-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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I don't know what that means. What would I put in /boot when I load the second distro?
 
  


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