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Re: Boarding SuSE with Debian

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 09:21:45PM +0200, Florian Bantner wrote:
> Thanks for the answer (to the other, too), but still there are two
> points:
> 	1. Only one big partition (30GB) mountet as /
> 	2. Noone will go to the terminal for me, which means
> 	   either it comes up or -- hello again plain SuSE, goodbye 70.-

The second problem can be avoided with "lilo -R" trick.
The first one is really difficult to overcome in your example.
If the filesystem on the disk is ext2 (or ext3) then there is a tool
ext2resize, which can resize the partition without losing data, but
you can't do that on a mounted partition.

Maybe you could play with chrooted installation, as someone else suggested,
but I don't have any experience in this field.

But wait, maybe there is a separate swap partition configured?
You could switch off the swap and use that partition for Debian.
I guess 64 MB could be enough. In case you have very little RAM available,
you could use a regular swap file.


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