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Old 06-02-2021, 11:14 PM   #1
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Just a statement


When you install linux, install 2 of them/dual boot.
That way you can gParted in one and resize the other partition(s) or move configs from one to the other with zero hassle.
......zzzzzz Just sayin
 
Old 06-03-2021, 01:27 AM   #2
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Sortalike I've been doing for going on 3 decades, called multiboot.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 04:08 AM   #3
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Not needed - use a 'live' pendrive for maintenance work - save your disk for storing files.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 05:16 AM   #4
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Of course they're not needed, fatmac. That's not the point. Pendrives are a bother:
  • too small to write on them what they contain
  • odd sizes and shapes that make organized storage problematic
  • relatively expensive
  • slow
  • prone to causing device name alteration
  • troublesome to customize
  • usually not where you need them when you need them
HD multiboot:
  • is convenient to use
  • is fast
  • is usually ready to go
  • doesn't get lost
  • can launch net installers directly (no need to burn, or find something to burn to)
  • can host installation isos
  • can substitute for a hosed normal system in the time it takes to boot
  • provides full functionality for testing whether or not to upgrade, or to switch to another distro
 
Old 06-03-2021, 05:23 AM   #5
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Not needed - use a 'live' pendrive for maintenance work - save your disk for storing files.
I store files in New Zealand.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 06:49 AM   #6
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I have a SystemRescueCD. Better than a pendrive.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 07:42 AM   #7
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I have a couple of Ventoy USB devices, each with a dozen rescue distributions. I see no GOOD reason to set up multiboot for rescue, I have better uses for that space.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 08:46 AM   #8
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I very strongly recommend a nice alternative: VirtualBox.

VirtualBox is a full-featured "virtual machine monitor" that runs on everything (including Linux), is absolutely free, and is backed by one of the largest software corporations in the world: Oracle. (Yeah, the company that paid for all of Larry Ellison's yachts ...)

Don't fool around with "dual booting." Instead, install VirtualBox on your (Linux ...) box, then install the distro that you want to try in a virtual machine. Thanks to modern CPU hardware features, virtualization these days is extremely efficient.

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 06-03-2021 at 08:47 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2021, 12:02 PM   #9
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Sundialsvcs, for the record I've reported the above marketing/promotion/advertising. You have been asked by a few other members here, on more than a few occasions, not to do that.
 
Old 06-04-2021, 04:14 AM   #10
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