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I'm planning to devote 20 GB to the two linuxes and the rest of the space will go to XP, as I'm still more inclined to use XP for my ...
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- 02-19-2007 #1
installing xp and mepis/kubuntu.. partition suggestions?
I'm still pretty new to linux, so what do you guys suggest by way of which partitions the two linuxes can share?
I'm thinking 2 swaps at 2GB each, 4GB mepis root, 4GB kubuntu root, 8GB common home dir.. would that work fine with the two of them? Which should I install first? Should I have the entire 20GB be an extended partition divided into logical drives?
- 02-20-2007 #2
1GB SWAP space is more than enough and you can share same SWAP space in both distros.
- 02-27-2007 #3
You really don't need two swap partitions one should good.
I would definitly install xp first then either use kubuntu or a systemrescuecd to do the rest of the partitions. Both have a graphical interface and are very easy to use.
I think you are on the right track making an extended partiton and then your logical drives. A common or shared drive make it fat32.
Check the documentation for partitioning here.
If you need nay help let me know
- 03-05-2007 #4
Thanks for the advice.. I decide to go with openSUSE 10.2 and MEPIS 6.0..
I've got the partitions laid out like this now:
sda1 - Windows (primary)
sda2 - (extended):
...sda5 - NTFS data
...sda6 - SWAP (2GB)
...sda7 - / (MEPIS)
...sda8 - / (SUSE)
...sda9 - /home
Now the problem is that MEPIS overwrote the MBR with its own GRUB and now SUSE is gone missing.. I was hoping there would be an easy way to modify this, the way YaST in SUSE allows, but no joy..
I am moving out of my house soon and I won't have an internet connection whatsoever so I would like to sort this out and have everything running smoothly by that time..
I know there is lots of documentation about changing GRUB, but a lot of it is conflicting so if anyone could give me some simple instructions I would really appreciate that..
I would ideally like to add openSUSE, failsafe openSUSE (with the default options that SUSE provides) and maybe a Floppy too..
Thanks again guys!
- 03-05-2007 #5
its easy to add entries of SuSe in Mepis GRUB. mount SuSe's root partition and open /boot/grub/menu.lst file. copy 'title, root, kernel and initrd' lines and paste in Mepis' /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
- 03-05-2007 #6
Thanks for the quick reply mate. Will try that when I get home.