Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Linux Multiboot

Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Linux Multiboot

    Hey everyone. I've been dual running Windows XP and Linux for about a year and a half now (currently on Ubuntu 10.4). I've noticed when installing that you can mount certain folders for each partition. For example, the /tmp, or /boot.

    What I've been wanting to do is keep XP and run, for example, an Ubuntu and a Kubuntu in a triple boot setup. I'm curious if it's possible to set up three ext4 partitions, one mounted with /boot and the other two mounted only with /, so that both distros can share the same /boot directory. Or am I totally misunderstanding the function of the partition mounting?

    Thanks for any input.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    i wouldn't share the /boot between the two, only /swap and /home should be shared

  3. #3
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    Instead of installing Kubuntu on separate partition, you can install KDE in Ubuntu only. I have installed both in my test machine.
    As coopstah13 mentioned already, its not a good idea to share /boot partition. You can share SWAP, /tmp and a few other partitions.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

  4. $spacer_open

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts