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Can anybody please tell me the best way to format a 120Gb HD for multiple Linux Distros? I am still at the stage with Linux that I want to try ...
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- 07-16-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- Harwich - England
Partitions for multiple Linux Distros
Can anybody please tell me the best way to format a 120Gb HD for multiple Linux Distros? I am still at the stage with Linux that I want to try as many as possible before I finally settle down with the one I like most. At the moment as it is the only OS on this PC I am just completely re-formatting the entire drive for the new install ( this also helps me to avoid falling into trouble with the Grub bootloader).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - I realise that this is a personal choice and so therefore would expect very different views on the subject.
- 07-17-2005 #2
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- Apr 2005
A /home & swap partition you share between all distro's. Then +/- 5 GB (I would say 7 GB is better though, because of the space log files can take) for each distro.** Registered Linux User # 393717 and proud of it ** Check out www.zenwalk.org
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- 07-17-2005 #3
So you have 1 OS on the machine that takes up the entire hard drive?
You could Download Knoppix from www.distrowatch.com and fire up qtparted and resize Suse to whatever you want.
Personally I resized my 120 GB hd into a bunch of 13-14 GB partitions that all share the same swap.
I use Suse grub to boot all of my distros. You can make a separate /home. I don't do this so I can't recommend a HOWTO.
For more info on multi-booting, do a search for "multi-boot" on this site, look for my username, tons of info.How to know if you are a geek.
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- 11-30-2006 #4
Help installing multiple distros in one drive
Greetings to all:
I'm new to the group and I will like to know how to install multiple distros in one drive. Example of what I will like to have:
1) Win XP
2) Suse Linux
3) Fedorea 6
Curently I have a 120GB HD with 1GB of RAM.
I will appreciate all the help that can be provided.
Thanks in advance
- 12-01-2006 #5
- 12-01-2006 #6Originally Posted by devils_casper
- 12-01-2006 #7