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Re: Ultimate Fedora partition scheme ?



On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Tom Horsley<tom horsley att net> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:38:08 +0200
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
>
>> I'm wondering what tricks do you use when you are creating partition
>> schemes for your laptop or desktop...
>
> For the ultimate multi-boot machine I setup at work to have as many
> different linux distros as possible for testing tools under different
> systems, I was initially stymied by the fact that /boot can't be
> in an LVM and if I don't use LVM I can't have more than 15 (or
> is it 12?) partitions. I finally concocted a ridiculous scheme
> which actually works well: I have a single 60MB /boot partition
> shared by all my different test installs by using dd to copy
> /boot out to a plain file or into /boot from a plain file depending
> on which system I want to boot. A few shell scripts and grub
> tricks to automate things, and each linux thinks it has
> its very own /boot so they don't interfere with each other :-).

Could you be persuaded to publish more details on these tricks on your
blog or here? ;)


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