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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:11 am    Post subject: Gentoo on one partionion (just for a try out) Reply with quote

Hi!

I'm getting unsatisfied with my current distribution so I'm looking for an alternative to replace my suse but I need a running enviroment for my work.
So I thought about installing gentoo into a single partition just to have look at it.

I didn't found anything about that in the install instructions nor the faq.

Thanks, for the help

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason it shouldn't work -- just make sure grub, etc point to the right place and you should be fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will need a swap, though, I believe. Other than that I have / as one big one - works fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have it on a single 2gig partition and it runs fine. :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also running it on a single partition (no swap) and it's running great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

static wrote:
you will need a swap, though, I believe.


Hmm...anyone know if you can use the same swap partition between linux distros? Since he has suse installed already, one assumes he already has a swap partition -- couldn't he just re-use that for Gentoo? linux swap is linux swap, right?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I do. Works great. 512 MB of shared swap space wedged between the two
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: Gentoo on one partionion (just for a try out) Reply with quote

Throw it into the demo version of VMWare. I was in the same position as you -- using SuSE and needing an environment to get work done it. I downloaded the eval copy of VMWare and installed Gentoo in it. Once I knew that it worked and I found out I liked it, I zeroed out my SuSE install and went Gentoo when I had some free time.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... just to save time why don't you wipe Suse and start running Gentoo now.

Once you try Gentoo you won't want to go back anyway.

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