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 51 
 on: January 31, 2016, 12:09:38 pm 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
If you don't mind wasting the space taken by the current swap partition, you can delete it, then re-size the last partition and put an extended one in the resulting free space. This would be quick and less risky.
1. I delete swap - this frees a Primary partition
2. Resize sda4 (third distro) and create an Extended one and put the 4th distro there, what happens to Swap and the remaining Primary partition?
what happens if i put the fourth distro in a Primary partition (left by the deletion of swap) and run all of them without swap?
I got 4 gigs of ram, and i don't use kde/gnome.

 52 
 on: January 31, 2016, 10:27:40 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
Thank you guys! I gotta chew on this to understand it. I'll be back! (The Terminator)

 53 
 on: January 31, 2016, 09:57:58 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by nightflier
Your swap partition is probably too small to hold a distro.. you could re-size and move the partition that follows the swap, then delete swap part and create an extended one in its place, then carve it into a couple more slices. A time consuming and risky operation.

If you don't mind wasting the space taken by the current swap partition, you can delete it, then re-size the last partition and put an extended one in the resulting free space. This would be quick and less risky.

 54 
 on: January 31, 2016, 09:31:47 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by retired1af
PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

 55 
 on: January 31, 2016, 09:30:33 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by retired1af
Can't be any worse than mine.   ;D

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        2048    78796799    39397376   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        78796800    82892799     2048000   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb3        82892800   287692799   102400000   83  Linux
/dev/sdb4       287694846  1465147391   588726273    5  Extended
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sdb5       287694848   405440511    58872832   83  Linux
/dev/sdb6       405442560   647055359   120806400   83  Linux
/dev/sdb7       647057408   753410047    53176320   83  Linux
/dev/sdb8       753412096   965509119   106048512   83  Linux
/dev/sdb9       965511168  1082142027    58315430   83  Linux
/dev/sdb10     1082144768  1465147391   191501312   83  Linux

 56 
 on: January 31, 2016, 09:25:46 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by wigums
is it an MBR disk? you can have 4 primary partitions OR up to 3 primary and 1 extended.
something to remember is that the bootable partition needs to be a primary partition
and flagged bootable.

with so many distros on 1 MBR drive i would probably make a primary swap partition and a primary for the bootable partition (whatever distro you choose to be the "booted distro". by "booted distro"
i mean the disrto and its installed bootloader used to boot the other distros on the other partitions)

make the rest of the disk extended and in the extended you will create logical partitions
to install the other distros on. i also would create a large partition to use as a shared /home

swap - primary
distro 1 - primary
extended partitions
distro2 - 1st logical
distro 3 - 2nd logical
distro 4 - 3rd logical
/home - 4th logical

you can use the same /home between them all just make sure you do NOT format it during any installations

 57 
 on: January 31, 2016, 08:58:09 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
http://www.wired.com/2016/01/govs-plan-keep-super-bowl-safe-massive-surveillance/

 58 
 on: January 31, 2016, 07:43:55 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
I got 3 distros in my hd:
Swap - primary
Root - primary (first distro)
Root - primary (second distro)
Root - primary (third distro)

I want to install a fourth distro, but as seen, i already used my 4 primary partitions.
Is there a way i can make Swap an extended partition or something else so i can fit the fourth distro boot partition as primary?

Thank you,

 59 
 on: January 31, 2016, 06:46:42 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
He reminds me of my father who whines about how his computer gets slow or broken because he plays around with things and doesn't understand what he's doing. He then blames the computer rather than accepting it's a PEBKAC issue.  After the bajillionth time of fixing it, I finally told him to learn how to do it himself.

What is PEBKAC?
I'm 70 yrs old, get angry when i open the fridge and can't remember what the hell i was looking for. My wife gave up on reminding me what to pick up at the convenience store. Linux solutions go over my head or i do understand them but plainly i just screw up. I try to keep my mind busy with Linux, and crossword puzzles.

Be patient, once he's gone, part of you is too. Listen to his rant, ignore his ineptitude, at the end, we all face the same end.

 60 
 on: January 30, 2016, 08:51:50 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by retired1af
And rightfully so.

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