Multiple distros, multiple doubts...
I´m about to install Gentoo, OpenSUSE and gOS in my notebook. Before there was only Gentoo in there, and the partition table had four partitions - /, /boot, /home and swap.
I erased the /, so my kernel and grub config stayed in /boot. My personal files were also saved, safe in /home. But I was very afraid of losing it all... So I have some questions concerning the installation of the other two distros.
In my old Gentoo box, my account was named peterson. Before I created any user in the new Gentoo instalation, I moved the folder peterson within /home to petersonr, because I didn´t know if the creation of a user with the same name would replace the folder, erasing its content... Now my home has two folders, an (almost) empty peterson directory and petersonr. My first question is: when I install the other distros, will my /home directory be erased? And (how I expect it to be) if this doesn´t happen, what would happen with the peterson directory if I created an user called peterson at the other distros's installation?
My second question is concerning the boot. Can I point the boot directory to be at the boot-specific partition, or will it replace all the files and grub configuration (so I should put it along with the OS dir)?
My last question: let's assume I installed OpenSUSE (along with its boot directory) in, hum, hda7. After the installation, could I copy the kernel over to the boot partition (hda1), and only change the grub config after, or will it harm opensuse's behaviour?
Thanks in advance! :D