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 ;)
> 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.