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Re: FC multi version install: re-using partitions



On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 18:25 -0400, David Niemi wrote:
> Yes, generally a multi-version install has been covered just want to
> know about re-using some of the partitions.
> 
> /dev/sdc2             7.6G  3.8G  3.5G  53% /
> /dev/sdc1             145M   31M  107M  22% /boot
> /dev/shm             1005M     0 1005M   0% /dev/shm
> /dev/sdc7             9.7G  1.1G  8.1G  12% /home
> /dev/sdc3             7.7G  2.5G  4.9G  34% /os2
> /dev/sdc5             6.7G  938M  5.4G  15% /var
> 
> I've FC4 i386_x64 installed and for testing compilation would like to
> install the regular i386 version. Reusing the swap partition should be
> fine, install /boot onto the / partition instead of causing problems
> with my main install. The /os2 partition is where I'm going to install
> the other version. 
> 
> Will it cause problems re-using /home and /var (probably problems with
> the latter).    I'll probably have to backup /home (cp -pR), install,
> create user(s), login then out and then as root copy everything back.

Don't even think about sharing /var. Amongst the things in there are the
RPM database for the OS, which will be different for the two versions.

Sharing /home won't be a big issue if the UIDs and GIDs you use on the
two systems are the same for regular users.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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