[lug] partitioning a build machine
ed at eh3.com
Tue May 27 13:32:54 MDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 13:19, Peter Hutnick wrote:
> Peter Hutnick said:
> > Michael J. Hammel said:
> >> Is this a good way of doing this? Should I leave the other partitions
> >> alone when I do my install of the other distributions (just specifying
> >> which is to be the root mount point)? Can the boot diskettes know
> >> which partition to use as their root and which ones to leave alone?
> > See "man rdev"
> > Don't put filesystems in other systems /etc/fstab.
> > But why not use GRUB?
> Or in Haiku:
> Peruse man rdev,
> Don't clutter your fstab,
> GRUB beats a floppy.
> It's not my fault. I'm reading Fight Club right now. "I am the Zen
> master. I am the calm little center of the Universe."
Rather than wasting time on rdev and bad haiku, you should read how to
accomplish this particular task with a little chroot finesse:
1) doesn't require *wasting* a lot of disk space with
needless extra partitions
2) is quick and easy
Edward H. Hill III, PhD
Division of ESE, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Email: ed at eh3.com ehill at mines.edu
URLs: http://cesep.mines.edu/people/hill.htm http://eh3.com
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