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Old 03-04-2009, 12:07 AM   #16
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If you're concerned about one distro's settings altering another's, you can still use a common /home partition - just don't use a common username also. username1 username2, or perhaps more logically username.distro1 username.distro2 etc. Just my 2 cents.
Old 03-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
Cool-you guy's rock! I have heard of lvm2, but apprehensive about what the pro's and con's are vs. Extended w/multiple partitions?
Can all Linux Distro's work with the lvm2?
You have to check with the distros you are interested in. All the big ones do.

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Also, I tried the /home thing where they all have the same folder before and had problems with the distro's recognizing it...?
Edit /etc/fstab accordingly. That's all.

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As for the virtual game-i love that too-Qemu & Qemu-launcher are what I use-tried both VMware and Virtualbox-but Qemu is my fav.
But, unless it changed recently, Qemu is different... For performance, you may prefer virtualbox or vmware, if you want to emulate an exotic CPU, go Qemu.

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Anyone know how I can get Glest to work right??

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Specs for my PC are HP Pavillion AMD Athlon64 3300+ processor (32bit-I think), 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, and SIS-760 suckass 128mb integrated graphics.
The "64" in "Athlon64" most likely stands for 64 bits.
Old 03-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #18
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:49 PM   #19
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I'd recommend keeping separate /home directories per distro for reasons already mentioned. You can keep them fairly small and 'clean' by moving personal data (documents, mp3s, etc.) to a data-partition which can be shared by all distros. Perhaps you considered that: "56GB FAT32 Logical (File Storage)" but I'm not a big fan of FAT32 for data, I'd rather use Ext3 (and an additional FAT partition if you really need one).
For convenience you can add a symlink to that data-partition to any /home you're regularly using; the partition then functions like a directory in /home.

Do you expect to be using many memory-hungry applications at the same time? If not, maybe you can slim the swap partition.


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