Re: Partioning for Multiple Distribtions
- From: Grant <bugsplatter@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 13:40:32 +1000
On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 23:27:25 -0400, "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Grant wrote:Fair enough, I've stopped 'shopping' for distros for a couple years,
On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 20:31:05 -0400, "Nico Kadel-Garcia"
shared "/home" is reasonable, or cross-mounting each disk as an
available directory of the other, and you can share swap space.
A shared home may cause problems, different .whatever config files
may interfere, perhaps different UID, GID. Sharing swap is okay.
A shared /home is pretty common, and used in network environments where
/home is shared to multiple clients all the time. You can run into some
interesting issues with .xinitrc or .bashrc settings that you need to be
careful about, and the UID/GID stuff needs to be kept consistent.
I put shared resources on different partitions, and different machines
available via NFS. Allow say 4-6GB for a different distro on single
partition then mount shared resources (archives, kernel and utility
source tarballs and so on).
Ouch. If you're doing full distributions, and doing rebuilds of packages
such as multiple kernels or Xorg itself or OpenOffice for various reasons,
4-6 GB will be pretty tight pretty fast.
comfortable with Slackware...
I can answer for linux-kernel, as that is one of my interests:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 5140636 1052324 4088312 21% / <<== 
/dev/sda6 1028060 93348 934712 10% /usr/local
/dev/sdb12 12337472 2343296 9994176 19% /home/grant/linux
deltree:/home/share 8224960 2219800 6005160 27% /home/share
The deltree box holds source code, distro mirror, and so on. Lots
of disk space as that is very cheap these days...
 79% free, for slackware-10.2 on a 5GB partition, why I need
more space than 5GB?
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