[opensuse] Questions for Partitioning guru's
- From: Bob S <911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 00:49:51 -0400
Hello SuSE people,
This is especially for you guys/gals that run 3or 4 os's on a big hard drive.
How do you handle the primary and extended partitions?
A while back I purchased a 250 GB Sata drive, intending to install different
os's and or versions of SuSE. I installed 10.2 on my shiny new drive but I
stupidly partitioned 3 primaries, /, /swap, and /home, and used the fourth
primary for the extended partition. Dumb move - Out of partitions with about
150GB of free space. (I run 10.0 on another small IDE drive)
Now, I guess I could move my /home and /swap into the extended partition to
free up two primary partitions. Hopefully that would give me access to the
rest of the unused space on the drive. I always liked having my /home on it's
own partition to guard it from mishap. Now, here are some of my questions:
Is the /home as safe residing in the extended partition? I could never delete
or change the extended partition because they would wipe out /home - right?
Is it a good idea to have /swap on the extended partition? Do you use the
same /swap for all of the os's? (e.g. like my /swap for 10.0 on the IDE
How do you manage to run 3 or 4 os variants on just 4 primary partitions?
Love to hear your individual strategies.
Anxiously awaiting the final 10.3 so I can try Compiz-Fusion, Beryl whatever
and be able to fall back to 10.2 when I screw it up.
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