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Re: Prepartitioning, Grub location for Lenny?

On Sun, 2009-06-28 at 10:27 -0500, postid wrote:
> On Sunday 28 June 2009 09:01:45 am you wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-06-28 at 08:22 -0500, postid wrote:
> > > hda2=primary=10GB=Debian Lenny /
> > >
> > > hda3=primary=12GB= /home
> >
> > I I were you, I wouldn't use a primary partition for /home
> > (you you can use that partition to install another OS)
> >
> Why not install /home as primary?

If you are a multi-multi-boot guy, you might need a spare primary
partition at some-point

>  I've read that data recovery is 
> easier when done from a primary partition. Is that not so?

It may help recovering broken partition table, but restoring a backup is
the best solution ;)

>  Or 
> are there other considerations? Unlike Windows, Linux can be 
> bootable even when not installed early on the disk.
> I was also considering having WinXP, Debian's / and another 
> distro as primary partitions as you suggest, then swap, /home 
> and another distro as logical partitions.  Better? Why?


> I've been trying to understand the primary versus logical issues 
> and frankly the more I read, still the more undecided I am.

Usually, the "boot" partition of operating systems needs to be installed
on a primary partition.
Multiple operating systems of the same "vendor" can usually boot from
the same "boot" partition.



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