[lug] partitioning a build machine

Ed Hill 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."

Hi Peter,

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 
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Division of ESE, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Email: ed at eh3.com  ehill at mines.edu
Phone: 303-273-3483
URLs:  http://cesep.mines.edu/people/hill.htm  http://eh3.com
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