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Dual boot Server & Peppermint [Solved]
« on: April 20, 2015, 11:21:02 am »
I'm about to cut my teeth with my first ever server install, AS A LEARNING CURVE not as a production tool, using Ubuntu 14.04 server and need a few points clarified before hand to reduce potential cock ups.   :'(

This article summarises a rudimentary server set up, using 4 partitions at /boot, /, swap and /home. http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2013/02/manual-disk-partition-guide-for-ubuntu-server-edition.html

Though comments on this article, suggest it is too basic, lacking /var, /var/log, /tmp, /var/tmp, or /usr, /opt /mail etc etc.

Is it possible to multi-boot 4 distros on a twin disk rig. Ubuntu server and Peppermint on 1st disk and CentOS server and CentOS 7 desktop on 2nd disk.

Or should it be desktop, server on 1st disk, then desktop and server on 2nd disk?

Currently I have formatted the disks as /boot (first disk only) all other distros at their /, /var, swap (shared on both disks) and /home. Using GPT partition table and primary partitions.
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Re: Dual boot Server & Peppermint [Solved]
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 01:32:05 pm »
I have removed my previous ramblings to my own post, because I have answered the original question successfully through trail and error.  :-\

1. Optimum method is install the server first, then desktop. Afterwards run sudo update-grub from the server to ensure grub harmony.  :-*

2. Do not try it on an old notebook, i.e Lenovo N200, the internet upload/download specs are not good enough, 100Mb/s wired.

I have written a web page summary as an aide mémoire about this episode on how the best laid plans and Murphy's Law, don't play, and how I had to adapt my grand ideas for practical and functional methods.  :P

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Re: Dual boot Server & Peppermint [Solved]
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 01:37:43 pm »
Nice .. thanks for the update and link :)
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