Originally posted by aaa
Swap & boot can be shared, & maybe home. Not sure how XP will react to multiple primary partitions & not being first among them. The bootloader should probably be grub, with it's first part in te mbr & second part in the /boot. If this is Mandrake's already used boot partition, it probably already is like that. When you install Slack, you don't need to install lilo. Boot with the cd in the beginning (it can boot an already installed slack) and find the location of the Slack kernel. Then add entries in grub's config file.
windoze reacts very well, it didn't say a thing. I've installed it once and made a ghost, now I've changed the partition scheme and moved windoze system partition from /dev/hda2 to /dev/hda3 and after I've restored the ghost image. all was perfect (it's a kinda of smart and configure dinamicly the whole system's parameters to run on the new partition, all that I had to do was a ... reboot
windoze is a nice beast when you know how to deal with it, linux is my problem.
I thought to install MDK with grub in /boot (/dev/hda1 and being the active partition) and use /dev/hda7 as / partition, the /dev/hda2 the / partition of Slack (and install there a lilo to boot it and create a menu in MDK's grub to boot the Slack partition as if it was a windoze one), to share the swap, /tmp (I can clean it at boot time to be propre) and /home (but then I have to use diferent users on each system. I must use a separate /var for each system and I'll not create a separate /usr for each system, I'll leave all in /.
it seems that Slack in a full install uses 2.8Gb and hope that 5Gb will be enough.
MDK uses in an almost full install 3.2Gb os space, so 10Gb will be more than enough to install lots of apps.
is it what I think OK?
are there any other ideeas?