On 2006-11-06, at 10:30 , GJB wrote:
Wanker here again.
Okay, thanks a lot Chris, that's really helpful. I admit I was
suprised no one suggested I do a e2fsk before disk partioning since
this used to be standard practice back in the day when I last
fuzzily recall doing this kind of thing.
I think given the habit of modern OS'es to check and fix (minor)
issues on filesystems to have made this something that people are a
little less mindful of ... although I would suggest that this would
indeed be the best path to go down.
So everything seems to be set-up for the disk partioning exercise
now and I've got the go ahead on disabling the DMA but the question
I now have is there seems to be two options; Do I
i) merely make some free space available for Xubu (i.e. just shrink
current root (/) and let the Xubu installation decided how to do
the actual pationing and naming
ii) set up some partions for Xubu and a boot sector for it
(actually will I even need two boot sectors for two linux
flavours?) and tell it where to go?
Xubuntu should be able to partition as part of the installation -
long gone are the days where one needed to pre-partition drives prior
to an install (and even then it was mostly due to the requirement of
having funky partitioning schemes...)
Please note that (from memory here) - Ubuntu generally gives you
three? choices - wipe the entire disk and let Ubuntu partition the
drives, Use the free space (With ubuntu making the decisions) or
partitioning yourself (with a nice graphical tool)
If/when a new root directory is made for Xubu will it named root
(/) also? Can you have two sector named root(/) on the same hard
The root directory is a convention used by the Operating system
(generally) - so both your Redhat and Ubuntu will both have their own
'root' partitions - can anyone point out any difference with this, as
I am aware that some versions of Linux will in fact mount based on
the partition "Label"?
Thanx for any and all suggestions,
Maybe you would like to add in your comments to the Wiki - http://
could be a good starting point?
Hope that all helps and good luck with getting your laptop running as
you want :-)
Warren. (Long time lurker - first time poster)