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Old 04-11-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Dual Distro Install Order - Fedora/Ubuntu


Preparing to install subject distros on a clean system. Recall doing this many years ago and encountering several problems which, after much experimentation, I eventually discovered that reversing the order of distro installation greatly simplified things.

Am I going to run in to the same problems if I don't install these in a specific order?

Hope to avoid headaches, Lou
 
Old 04-11-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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With these two it doesn't really matter.
However, install the ubuntu first because you didn't use it before.
Do the fedora second.
1/2 disk to ubuntu: 512M swap other primary the remaining part of ubuntu half.
Fedora: follow directions above.
 
Old 04-11-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Mr-B.

Will do, and post outcome.

Cheers, Lou
 
Old 04-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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Your system supports virtual machines. Might save some time and trouble and start using VM's instead.
 
Old 04-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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jefro,

Will look at it.

Thanks, Lou
 
Old 04-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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jefro and Mr-B,

Had a look at VM and liked what I've seen so far. Unfortunately I'm VM-illiterate and won't be comfortable with implementing without further research. From what little I've seen so far, it looks like I might be able to switch between distros without having to reboot. That would be very desirable.

Anyway, I was anxious to get my system up and running so went with Mr-B's approach but I couldn't achieve what I wanted with the Ubuntu first order so I had to re-install with Fedora first.

I wanted a set-up that would accomplish the following:

1. Any modifications to my desktop would apply to both distros,
2. My bookmarks, mail, downloads, etc. would be available in both distros,
3. Modifcations to application configurations applied to both distros,
4. My compile/build outputs available to both distros,
5. You get the picture...

I thought the easy way to do this was to have a separate /home partition that would be common to both.

I installed Ubuntu with this partition and Fedora then refused to install using the existing /home partition. I don't know why; maybe I did something wrong. I then blew away Ubuntu and installed Fedora the same way I had installed Ubuntu. I then re-installed Ubuntu and it had no problems with the existing /home partition. I now have a common /home directory and achieved what I was after.

Happy with what I have but am very anxious to look further into VM.

Thanks for your time. Much appreciated.

Lou
 
  


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