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#1 2013-01-13 19:29:10

ubunchu
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[SOLVED] Install Archbang along with Archlinux, resize partitions

Hello, I have a few questions (arch related).
I currently have my HDD partitioned like this:
http://imgur.com/Qv4Gu

I have installed Archlinux-32 and Kubuntu-64 (+grub).
Basically I want to remove Kubuntu-64 completely, replace it with Archbang-64bits instead, and add some more space by merging partitions and resizing the last ntfs partition.
But I'd like to merge the home folders (and configs), keeping the current ones from the Archlinux-32.

Questions:
Would there be conflicts? The configs don't care about 32 or 64 bits, right?
I'd have to install Archbang without setting /home, otherwise it will rewrite the already existing configs, right? And later in fstab set a new location for /home, right?
And I will have to be careful because archbang has its own configs, so I will have to decide which I leave and which remove, right?
(Fstab is the only thing that handles mount points and nothing else, right?)

---[[[UPDATE]]]: did it, the only problem I had is that i created a /boot partition, and there was conflict with the 2 distros.

Recommendations? Any hints?

Thanks in advance.
Cheers!

Last edited by ubunchu (2013-01-24 11:30:41)


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#2 2013-01-13 19:42:49

2ManyDogs
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Re: [SOLVED] Install Archbang along with Archlinux, resize partitions

ubunchu wrote:

Recommendations?

Yes. Don't do this. If you need to share data, use a shared partition for just the data. Don't try to share config files. Use a separate /home for each (they can be small), and a separate shared partition for shared data. Use fstab to mount the shared data partition in both distros.

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#3 2013-01-24 11:28:42

ubunchu
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Re: [SOLVED] Install Archbang along with Archlinux, resize partitions

Allright, did it.
All cool, thanks!
Btw: do you happen to know how to merge 2 directories on separate partitions. For instance: /arch/home/user/desktop with /archbang/home/user/desktop. So that only the first one is used and gets "filled".


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#4 2013-01-24 11:45:26

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Re: [SOLVED] Install Archbang along with Archlinux, resize partitions

You don't want to merge them, you just want to replace one with a link to the other. `man ln`


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#5 2013-01-24 13:16:48

ubunchu
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Re: [SOLVED] Install Archbang along with Archlinux, resize partitions

Thanks! Will do.


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