Linux partition scheme for dual booting two Linux OSes
Posted on 2010-09-20
I have 4 raided hdd's with win7 x64 and 4gb of ram
I wish to put on the 5th hdd which is not a part of the raid configuration ubuntu and opensuse plus leave spare for data.
The 5th hdd is 600GB (with already 360GB full)
I want to have a partition scheme so that I can boot the systems just fine.
I was thinking of a logical partition with 5 partitions 1 swap 2 /home and 2 / totaling about 60GB
The rest (primary partition) will be for the data that I already have.
So is there something I need to know before diving in ?
Can I have just one /home partition for both systems ?
What file-system is best suited for these (ext3,ext4, btrfs) ?
Is a swap size of 4GB appropriate ?
64 bit or 32 bit ? <- Form what I understand there is a problem with flash on 64bit systems. Any other reasons not to use 64bit ?
I also have an ati hd4870 and I don't know if there are any problems with this card or not (driver like) but that I will find out when I set up a proper partition and OS.
Prior to posting I was also thinking of CentOS and Ubuntu but that might not be such a good idea after I searched around abit.
I will be using them just to learn more stuff (for comptia linux+) and not on a day by day basis for now.