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Booting logical partitions

Postby eldiener » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:38 pm

Can Bootit BM boot logical partitions, such as a Linux distro in a logical partition ?
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Re: Booting logical partitions

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:59 pm

yes. older distro's you could install grub/lilo no problem and boot, some
of the current versions of linux installers and kernel loaders have some
problems trying to install them to volumes in extended partitions.

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Can Bootit BM boot logical partitions, such as a Linux distro in a logical
partition ?

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Re: Booting logical partitions

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:07 am

On Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:59:29 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
"TeraByte Support" disturbed my
reverie and wrote:

>some
>of the current versions of linux installers and kernel loaders have some
>problems trying to install them to volumes in extended partitions.

There are some issues with grub 2 being installed into a partition.
Fedora 18 does NOT allow this and the install of grub 2 has to be
forced with the '--force' parameter.
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Re: Booting logical partitions

Postby George » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:20 pm

On 3/2/2013 11:38 PM, eldiener wrote:
> Can Bootit BM boot logical partitions, such as a Linux distro in a logical partition ?
>
>
Dr Teeth is right. Some distros have issues installing in extended volumes.
However, I have several Ubuntu distros on extended volumes which I boot
with BIBM. The trick here is to install the /boot directory in its
regular root (/) directory and that's fairly easy with the Ubuntu
installer. Just do a manual configuration.
By the way, I created and built my /home directory in its own partition
so I can mount it to any distro.

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Re: Booting logical partitions

Postby DrTeeth » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:54 am

On Sun, 3 Mar 2013 19:20:30 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
George disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>By the way, I created and built my /home directory in its own partition
>so I can mount it to any distro.

OT:- Are any config files saved to the /home directory or is it just
user-generated data?
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Re: Booting logical partitions

Postby George » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:22 pm

On 3/4/2013 7:54 AM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Mar 2013 19:20:30 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
> George
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> By the way, I created and built my /home directory in its own partition
>> so I can mount it to any distro.
>
> OT:- Are any config files saved to the /home directory or is it just
> user-generated data?
>

Unfortunately, distro specific info is stored to the home directory.
Since I use various flavors of Ubuntu, this is not a problem. The
distro-specific files are in the . (dot) directories. You can mount the
user files (like Documents) to the Documents directory and the like.
After manually mounting the volume/partition and linking it to the
desired location (see "ln -s"), I put the mount info into the /etc/fstab
directory. Look up fstab in the man pages (ie, man fstab.)
Initially, when you set up your system, look in your home directory to
see what directories and files the system has created by default.
That'll help identify what that distro needs when you log in. If you
set your link on top of an existing directory, you'll mask off what was
there, making it hidden. The directories and files are all still there.
You just can't access nor see them until the overlaying partition is
unmounted.

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