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Old 06-04-2020, 07:26 PM   #1
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How to partition a hardrive for several operating systems


She always says; don't laugh before asking a question. I am a total newbie, but I need to partition hard drives on my server so I can install several operating systems. I just learned about RAIDS today. So, without further ado, how do I partition my hardrives? Anybody like to lend a hand?
 
Old 06-04-2020, 07:52 PM   #2
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are you asking what program to use to do the partitioning? or how much space to allocate to each os?

it might help to get a little more info about how much disk space you have to work with and how many operating systems you plan on installing.
 
Old 06-04-2020, 08:33 PM   #3
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I agree with the Texan using Bodhi -- no enuff info!

Searchy, searchy yields thissy -- Setting up a multi-boot of 5 Linux distributions
with Windows on the side


Good luck!
Forget about RAID for now. Study up later. (just suggestions)

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Have you considered using VM guests ?. Similar to cloud it abstracts a lot of the pitfalls away. Relying on fixed sized partitions and needing to resize/move them later can be quite a challenge. Ask me how I know ...
IMHO your time would be better spent learning LVM rather than RAID if you persist with distros on separate partitions. I use multiboot rather than VMs, but it can be an educational experience.
 
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@syg00 -- +1 LVM
 
  


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