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    Running 2 linux distros along side of each other.

    I hope this hasn't been posted elsewhere,if it has, please post the link. I have a ASUS laptop with a 250GB H/D. Only one partition which I'm running Mint 15 and want to run Saybayon next to it. When I try to install it it gives the options of:
    1 Use All Space
    2 Replace Existing linux distro
    3 Shrink current sys
    4 use free space
    5 create custom layout,
    but no run alongside another OS. I tryed gparted to resize but come up with one half of the H/D being unallocated. That's my issue. I'm looking for advice.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Pretend Mint is Windows.

    HOWTO: Dual boot Sabayon Linux and Windows - Sabayon Wiki

    Option 4 use free space sounds OK since you said

    I tryed gparted to resize but come up with one half of the H/D being unallocated.
    I am not familiar though with the sabayon installer yet though so wait for others to reply.
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    Linux User zenwalker's Avatar
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    Choose "Create Custom Layout"
    but read a tutorial on partitioning first.
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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    The way I do it is to have one partition for each distro, one for my data and one for swap. I mount the data partition on /home/data, leaving the normal home directory to be used for configuration files only. You will probably be running different apps on your distros, so it makes sense to keep your configuration files distro-specific.

    Make sure that your UID is the same on all the distros (you may have to specify it when you run useradd rather than using the default value, because some distros start numbering users at 100 and some at 1000). If all the files you create in /home/data are owned by the same UID, you will be able to use them in the same way in all your distros.
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