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Old 03-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Talking Installing two GNU/Linux

I am having a system with limited hard disk space. I want to install both Fedora and Ubuntu. What is the best way of doing that. Can I use the /home,/temp,swap,/mnt,/boot common to both distros. Please Help!.
Old 03-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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You can share swap for sure. The rest of them does not take much space. So, there is not much advantage sharing them (except /home). One thing that I can suggest is that you delete /usr/share/docs from fedora. I have not used ubuntu much. But I guess apt has a method of pruning unwanted files. Sharing /boot will be a bit difficult. But you can do that post install if you wish. (I guess you will have problems when you run update if you share /boot)

If you want to share a these, you will have to dedicate a separate partition for each. (It is possible to do it when you have folders, but then you may have to tweak startup scripts)



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