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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Partition question
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Partition question

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 02:56:04PM -0700, Margo Schulter wrote:
> <snip>
> On my third proposal, not well explained in my post:
> > I am puzzled, though... this eliminates drives D:, E:, and
> > F:... in what way is this superior to having a logical
> > partition that DOS cannot access?
> I agree <grin>, and should have explained this scenario more clearly.
> Here the extended partition would be enlarged with parted enough to
> add two more logical drives hda8 and hda9, providing 768M swap
> partitions for two native Linux distros, with primary partitions hda3
> and hda4 added to serve as root partitions for these distros.
> hda1       primary       0M  -   256M     256M    fat16 (DOS C:)
> hda2       extended    256M  -  3584M    3328M
>      hda5  logical     256M  -   512M     256M    fat16 (DOS D:)
>      hda6  logical     512M  -  1024M     512M    fat16 (DOS E:)
>      hda7  logical    1024M  -  2048M    1024M    fat16 (DOS F:)
> .....................................................................
>      hda8  logical    2048M  -  2816M     768M    linux-swap (SW)
>      hda9  logical    2816M  -  3584M     768M    linux-swap (Gentoo)
> hda3       primary    3584M  - 12800M    9216M    ext3 (SW /)
> hda4       primary   12800M  - 38166M   25366M    ext3 (Gentoo /)
> <snip>

As long as you aren't planning on running SW and Gentoo at the same time
(heh), you only need one swap partition. Nothing is saved from one boot
to another, so they can both use the same one.

That doesn't change anything about any of your plans, but I thought
you'd like to know. :)


p.s. Somebody even wrote up instructions on how to make WINDOWS and
Linux share a swap partition. It involved making an image of the Windows
FS, tarring and zipping and storing it somewhere, and making and
mounting a swap fs at each Linux boot. Then, on shutdown, the Windows
fs is reinstalled. Windows also has to be told to use a dedicated swap
file (which would be on the aforementioned fs).
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