[Ilugc] dual boot success

kenneth gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Sun Jul 15 18:53:46 IST 2012


On Sun, 2012-07-15 at 10:12 +0530, Arun Khan wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM, kenneth gonsalves
> <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> 
> > finally succeeded. I did not use lvm. What I did:
> 
> Congrats.   However, the mystery behind the 40GB (from a another
> thread) remains unresolved.   I would suggest you close that thread
> with your finding.   The n00b sys admin may  learn a few things from
> that experience.

the 40 gb was free at that time, but since there were already 4 primary
partitions, it was unusable.
> 
> > 4 booted from the fedora installation dvd and restored grub. I now
> have
> > a nice dual boot system - I still have one more partition available,
> > should I install mandriva, or does someone have suggestions for
> > something more exotic?
> 
> FreeBSD?

been there, done that - I want some sexy distro that no one else in the
LUG uses.
> 
> If your CPU [a] and motherboard are LKVM capable + 4GB of RAM, then I
> would suggest that you keep one primary OS and keep all the rest of
> the hard disk for your /home and experiment with the different OS in a
> LKVM environment.
> 
> [a] Personal observation, dual core with 2 threads/core has given me
> better multitasking between my VMs and other desktop apps running in
> the primary OS. 

do not have enough RAM. 
-- 
regards
Kenneth Gonsalves



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