Same boot

Hi folks, I know this is common issue but I want to ask that can I install openSUSE and Ubuntu on same partition for boot? And if I can how much space must spend for this partition. Thanks.

Both need their own / partition of course because they use the same directory structure. You can share the Swap partition. And you may share a /home partition (if you have one), but most advice against because differences in e.g. the desktop software version could create strange things in the configuration files of that desktop for a user. Other partitions (with data like databases, web sites or what you have) can be shared.

On 10/26/2011 06:06 PM, Deathmachine wrote:
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> Hi folks, I know this is common issue but I want to ask that can I
> install openSUSE and Ubuntu on same partition for boot?

they can be on the same hard drive, but not on the partition…

> And if I can how much space must spend for this partition. Thanks.

i can answer if you first give some idea of what you have in mind…i
mean if you only want to do email that would be one answer…

but if you also want to watch movies, listen to music, browse the web,
that would be a different answer

and, if you do simulation of nuclear chain reactions or model the fluid
dynamics around a launching of a submarines missile, then that would be
something else…

and… well, something between 7 GB and 40 for root, probably 2 more for
swap and 10 to 10000000000+ for /home, depending on your needs


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

I got it, Thanks.

Are you referring to the /boot partition? If so yes, otherwise no.

If you want to use a common /boot, be sure you don’t format that partition during install of 2nd OS. Also, BACKUP THE ENTIRE /boot PARTITION before installing.

On 10/27/2011 12:56 AM, tommyttt wrote:
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> If you want to use a common /boot, be sure you don’t format that
> partition during install of 2nd OS.

most folks running openSUSE don’t have a /boot partition…because most
take a default install which has three partitions: /, /swap, and /home

of course, it is possible the OPs machine has /, /boot, /swap, /var,
/home & /other


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

Sorry to be a bit pedantic.
When you mean a partition to be mounted at /swap (very unusual) it is a short annotation like the other ones and thus meaningful. But as the default of openSUSE is a swap partition and two ext4 partitions for / and /home, I guess you do not mean to call it /swap. Some people may get embarrased by that.

On 10/27/2011 11:26 AM, hcvv wrote:

> Some people may get embarrased by that.

of course you are correct…i have just acquainted myself with my fstab
and see the correct name for that swapping place is not /swap, but swap

what WAS i thinking?


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

I do not know (may be what to have for lunch :wink: ) but we all have our off moments.