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Old 01-27-2016, 05:52 PM   #16
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How to Create a Separate Home Partition After Installing Ubuntu

read that when you get a chance .. you can create a different paritition and put home on it if you want to...
it still applies to your distro Linux is linux
 
Old 01-27-2016, 05:54 PM   #17
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will do
 
Old 01-27-2016, 07:38 PM   #18
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You might want a simple (?) solution, providing slackware will install using grub and I think it does.
Use 3 primary partitions:
1 for slackware
1 for another distro
1 for swap

The 2 for distros being mounted on /

but you would be putting everything for that distro on one partition, both distros could use the same swap partition.

you would probably have to use the manual option on the gui to do this at least on the second distro.

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You might want a simple (?) solution, providing slackware will install using grub and I think it does.
Use 3 primary partitions:
1 for slackware
1 for another distro
1 for swap

The 2 for distros being mounted on /

but you would be putting everything for that distro on one partition, both distros could use the same swap partition.

you would probably have to use the manual option on the gui to do this at least on the second distro.

Fred.
yeah BUT as I have learned from playing with many linux kinds, it is best to seperate / and /home. so if you have any files configs and such you'd love to keep and move to trying a different Distro. then all you got a do it wipe / and install the different distro and keep home , just point to it when you're installing a new distro /home. then when you create your old user name to retake your home you'll get an error already there but that's cool .. and the new distro will regester that name in its system and you're cool beens bob's your uncle and such....

one hard drive
Code:
Windows (if you really cannot depart with it)
one partition / 5 to 10GB
one partition / 5 to 10GB
one partition /home ?GB
one partition /home ?GB
the rest /data formated to ntfs so everybody can see it and use it
now your packing a triple boot and ewwww to the other guys that are only running a dual boot. and you can no longer call yourself a newbe dare the others to then show them what you got running under your hood then laugh heartily at them hehehehe

...
one could use the same /home if they are running the same wm/dt other wise problems will arise due to config issues.

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Old 01-27-2016, 08:45 PM   #20
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centos only let me make a / partition and nothing else...

how do you make an extended partition with cfdisk it only has primary and logical option available
do i have to change the type?

thanks for the help
I'm installing CentOS7 min now (on vBox) and I got to the make different set up partitititons swap / and /home, me thinks you didn't look and play with it long enough it is there first screen when it shows it setting up everything under the hard drive you got a click it then tell it you'll be doing the partitioning, then done, then it goes into the partition schem of things. that was just a little tricky when I got down to the last partition for /home, I didn't know the exact number I needed to put and not round off what was left number, so I just "closed my eyes" left it blank after putting mount point and click it then it took care of it for me.
 
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only has primary and logical option available
just looking this over again, as far as only having them , then pick one if it lets you use then then use it. case sovled

but that is me, maybe others have a different more percise option

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Old 01-29-2016, 08:11 PM   #22
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If you add an additional partition to ubuntu, as in the reference, then it is still Ubuntu with Ubuntu's standard environment, if you try to do this with another "distro" you might encounter some discrepancies.

The home directory, or partition, contains files that may be peculiar to that "Distro".

If you want independent "distros" then separate them and their home space/directories/partition and give them their own /home. Do that on which ever device you want to, so you could have:

partition 1; slackware;
partition 2; ubuntu;
partition 5; extended;
partition 6; centos;
partition 3; swap;

each mounted on / but none with its own /home partition, just a directory.

an extended partition is just an envolope for logical partitions, in this case it contains centos.

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