[lug] partitioning a build machine

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Tue May 27 13:45:23 MDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 13:36, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 14:09, Ed Hill wrote:
> > If you're not doing kernel work, then I have the (perhaps?) the perfect
> > solution for you:
> > 
> >   http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/mini/Multi-Distro-Dev
> > 
> > which details the few simple tricks it takes to use chroot for
> > development and testing across multiple distros without having to
> > reboot.
> This would probably work, but I'm anal and want to be able to boot into
> the distributions to verify that, indeed, the apps really do work on a
> running version of that distribution.
> Still, this may be good enough.  I'll look it over.  Thanks.

Its not an either/or proposition.  If you create separate bootable
distros on multiple partitions, then you can just as easily apply the
chroot technique after mounting those partitions--you get both ways of


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
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