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I'm thinking about installing another linux ditribution on my computer and dualbooting between them. Just wondering is it possible to share the /boot partition between both distros? What I mean by this is have kernels and initrd's from both distros in there.
well, i dont see why it shouldnt work. however, your new linux distro might format the /boot partition and put its own data on it. as long as you make sure it doesnt format the partition, then there should be no problem.
Originally posted by paddyjoy I'm thinking about installing another linux ditribution on my computer and dualbooting between them. Just wondering is it possible to share the /boot partition between both distros? What I mean by this is have kernels and initrd's from both distros in there.
Always bear in mind that with each kernel come its
modules which live in /lib/modules ...
Thanks, I'll just have to backup my /boot then and after the installation copy the files back in. I don't think I will have a problem with /lib/modules because I'll be installing the new distro onto a different partition so they will be seperate.
Can you go one step further and use the same kernel for both distros? It's a standard kernel from kernel.org that has a few patches/mods for wireless card etc... and the distros are FC3 and FC4, I want to make the change over slowly coz it will take me a few weeks to get all my software up and running in FC4.