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Old 01-03-2018, 08:26 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Neville Hillyer View Post
Is it likely that the first install used a mount point at the root of the stick without any warning and the second install refused to use the same mount point?
This is simply nonsense. The mount exists only together with the (living/running) OS, so installer has no any idea about other installers (and their config/mounts/whatever).
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Think of your file manager. If you open it you will see a list of folders. In linux these folders can be on the 'root' partiton but can also be other partitions. Many linux users have separate partitions for /home and possibly /boot or /usr. They will show as folders within the / (root).
Those extra partitions will only show in a different system if they are mounted either by /etc/fstab or manually.
One completed system install can not interfere with another unless the whole set-up is wrong. If your linux1 is preventing linux2 install then I would say your partitioning is wrong or incomplete.
You can see from my signature panel that I currently have 3 different opensuse systems on my pc. My main system is Leap 42.3. If I open dolphin (file manager) in Leap 42.3 I can see my list of folders including a folder named "tumbleweed" and another named "leap15" all within my root folder (leap 42.3). If I reboot to opensuse tumbleweed dolphin will show all the same folders but "tumbleweed" folder is gone (it's now /) and I can now see a folder called "leap". I have a separate boot partition which shows up as the same /boot folder in all 3 systems (mounted by /etc/fstab).
I hope this helps you to get your head round the linux approach.
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You make take a book and read it.
I did the same years ago. And I did the same after a few years to crasp the basics.


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