Re: Debian 8 and Debian 9 Dual Boot
- Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:34:52 -0500
- From: Dan Norton <dnorton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian 8 and Debian 9 Dual Boot
On 11/13/2017 09:52 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
Dan Norton composed on 2017-11-13 21:38 (UTC-0500):
How do you set up LVM so that install does not clobber one of the
siblings? During installation, for partitioning, do you pick "Manual" or
"Guided -*" ?
I don't think I've ever used Debian's, or any Debian derivative's, "guided". I
can't remember the last time I didn't pick manual, after *fully* preparing in
advance to my specifications.
Manual will list what partitions and volumes exist, so if you've fully prepared
logical volumes in advance, all that should need to be done within manual is
select mount points and mount options for those you wish used. If volumes exist
but are not formatted, then formatting would be a third selection using manual.
A better description of what I want is "multiboot", instead of "dual
boot" in this thread. I can see having up to 4 systems installed, all
Debians, on one disk drive. There is an item in  which I see that reads:
6. Disable LVM support
which is puzzling. Can multiboot be set up within LVM on one disk drive?
Or, is it necessary to disable LVM, define multiple logical partitions
with fdisk or parted for example, install in these partitions, and then
set up LVM separately on each system?