Re: Partitioning disk
>>>>> "EB" == Ethan Benson <email@example.com> writes:
EB> On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 08:17:23AM -0200, Christoph Simon
>> Wouldn't it be nice to give it more use even today. Maybe
>> someone can find a way to have the stable distribution in the
>> main tree and the unstable in local. There seem to be many people
>> using stable, but wishing to get also individual packets from
>> unstable, not for testing purposes. This might be a real
>> challenge for the debian packaging system!
EB> not really, it is quite common for debian developers to have
EB> either a stable or unstable system in a chroot, for example
EB> developers who have moved to woody create a potato install in
EB> /usr/local/potato. when they need to compile a package for
EB> potato (bug fix or security) they just mount
EB> /usr/local/potato/proc and chroot in. you can even have init
EB> spawn a chrooted getty so you can `login' to potato. (actually
EB> one of the newer Debian systems allows developers to ssh in to
EB> either a potato or a woody system running on the same box.
EB> (sharing only the same running kernel))
EB> all you really have to do is untar base2_2.tgz, chroot in and
EB> start out just like a fresh installed debian system. apt-get and
EB> all work just fine.
Is there a HOWTO (or sth similar to one) explaining how to setup sth
like this ? I am not at all familiar with chroot (or chroot jails), but
the idea of having stable and unstable on the same machine is very
Any sources of information on how I could go about setting this up
starting from either an existing potato or woody system ?
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