Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Mandy 9.1, Slack 9.0
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
partitoning for two distributions

Hey guys i searched but foud that the other threads didn't really explain what they are saying. Right now I have a dual boot XP and Mandrake 9.1 system with seperate HDD's for each OS. I want to repartiton the Mandrake disk so I can add a new distro (either Slack, or Debian) Its an 80 gig drive so I was wondering how you guys would partion it. Should I skip /home partitions all together and just have a /mnt/shared partition to use with both systems. Also should I make seperate /boot/ partitions and if so what is the plus to this since i don't now what /boot/ does. Also is it relativly simple to reconfigure
LILO to boot 2 linuxes.

Thanks for all you help guys,

Old 04-09-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
I would (do) use a shared /home partition, single /boot & swap, then individual:



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partitoning question Hockeyfan SUSE / openSUSE 3 07-09-2005 01:51 PM
To Many Distributions or Not Enough?? squat001 General 6 07-08-2004 05:34 AM
Distributions AGilley007 Linux - Distributions 1 07-07-2004 08:29 PM
Partitoning dimon Linux - Newbie 5 06-27-2003 07:53 PM
mandrake 8.0 partitoning mkhan Linux - Software 2 07-04-2001 01:33 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration