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I,m going to install mandrake on my PC with my SUSE 9.2 is my default OS how to make that happen and please tell me how...step by step becoz I'm still noob on linux....so please help me to try other distro without corrupting my SUSE....
I already Linux mania...I've been use SUSE and that was great.... so please help me to learn other distro....
i have mandrake-10.1, FC3 and suse installed along with windows 2000. FC3 is my main OS. the only partition i share among the three distributions is swap the rest will have its own home, root and boot partition, this is how i setup, so that each will have its own home, boot and root.
hmmm but bonito if sharing home partition, then if lets say you install gaim that came with the different distro you installed each with different version then how it is going to be installed, but then you will have seperate / partitions am i right?
for some distros, the difference is purely philosophical,
many have different packaging management schemes designed to make overall management of a system more cusomizable, automatic, or whatever.
In that sense, each distro has a different flavour ... a methodology passed on by it's creators!
You can often get an idea of this just from their home pages or sites like distrowatch.
For me personally, I hate rpm-based distros .... starting at Redhat 5.2, fiddling with Mandrake 6.0(?) and a few others....
and to be honest I often try a distro I haven't seen for a while just to test a machine (before I have to put what the owner of the machine wants on it),
but fot the last few years I've pretty much settled on Debian ... occasionally moving from testing to unstable and back again as the mood strikes me.
To me ... that's that advantage of the different distros ... I'm sure most of us will have different reasons.
Originally posted by greythorne hmmm but bonito if sharing home partition, then if lets say you install gaim that came with the different distro you installed each with different version then how it is going to be installed, but then you will have seperate / partitions am i right?
here is how i do it. For the first Distro installation (say Suse), i have 3 partitions:
/home (hda3 .. 22 gigabytes)
swap (hda2.. 512 megabyets)
/ (everything else goes here: usr, dev, boot, bin, dev, etc) (hda1 ... 7 gigabytes)
So thats 3 partitions,
i then extend the rest of the hard drive (hda4)
Now i install my next Distro (say Knoppix),
/ (hda5 .. another 7 gigabyets)
swap , (i put in on the same swap at hda2)
/home (i put in on the same home at hda3)
You see? That way, /home is the biggest partition on the Harddrive.
i usually put all files in a folder: /home/Stuff
Now, no matter which Distro i load up, i can still get to /home/Stuff where all my music, movies are.
oh yeah, on Suse, my user account is: bonito1
and my user account on Knoppix is: bonito2