Such weirdness is reserved to gurus And in that post I wrote that you can do it yes, if you are a guru and know what you do .... not that you should do it. Notice the difference?allan wrote: I have read that if one installs multiple distros on the same computer that a single /boot partition can be shared between the distros.
Of courseallan wrote: However, when I tried to install Bianca-main as a 2nd distro, with Bianca-KDE as the 1st install, the installer would not let me use the existing /boot partition as /boot for the new install, with the message saying that system partitions such as / and /boot need to be re-formatted. Of course, I wouldn't want to reformat because then I would lose the existing data on the /boot partition.
Yes And as I wrote in that thread: This is totally not suggested and not recommended!! You won't get support from anyone if you do this, you are on your own if you hose your system.allan wrote: Is there anyone who has done this
No The fact alone that you need help with this means that this topic is waaaay too advanced for you. I'd have to explain too many thingsallan wrote: that could help identify what I am doing wrong here? Or help with a workaround?
Let's make it simple: If you want to have multiple distros on the same machine you can have them on separate root " / " partitions and share /home between them without risking too much.
NiksaVel wrote:Let's make it simple: If you want to have multiple distros on the same machine you can have them on separate root " / " partitions and share /home between them without risking too much.
agreed... I've organised my system this way and it works GREAT! let the geeks have their weird partition setups hehehe
You are misunderstanding this ... Sharing /boot is so totally a weird thing that you really really shouldn't do it. If I did that on a production machine here where I work ... not only would I not get "no support" but the other admins here would make sure that I get my a** kicked very hard and lose my job for obviously being incompetent (nobody sane in their head would try such a stunt on a production machine .... )allan wrote:Makes a new guy here feel all warm and fuzzy
scorp123 wrote: You are misunderstanding this ... Sharing /boot is so totally a weird thing that you really really shouldn't do it.
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