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Old 01-11-2003, 01:48 AM   #1
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Smile advice to place the /home partition

my dd is 20go-I want in this order:

1->5go reserved to windows
2->8go to one "linux" os
3->5go to second "linux" os

I need an advice to create a "/home" partition that can be shared by the 2 "linux" os :

---> what is the best place to create and locate it? <---

(...after the /boot partition of the first linux os, or before this one,or...? )

that's my question, and... how much place is it recommended to reserve to it in a normal desktop usage(considering my dd)?.

Old 01-11-2003, 02:21 AM   #2
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It will usually go after the /boot partition a a few gig should be plenty.

[edit]Correction, I accidently said before and not after.. cause I'm a twit.[/edit]

Last edited by trickykid; 01-11-2003 at 09:01 AM.
Old 01-11-2003, 08:53 AM   #3
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I tried this and ran into a conflict problem. Different distros are going to configure your desktops differently. What Red Hat configured on my /home drive for Gnome and KDE, Mandrake rolled over and died with!

I took the lazy way out and set up a pseudo-/home partition. Simply, I added Linux partition through Partition Magic that both distros put in the /mnt subdirectory. I guess with a little work, I could have had that partiton mounting under the home directories of each, also, by creating a special folder in /home (or /home/username) and changing the mounting point in /etc/fstab.

Other than that, maybe someone else can help you with resolving the desktop conflicts.

Good luck


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