root partition move

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at
Tue Jul 28 19:43:16 UTC 2009

| From: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at>

| Of course I must admit I have never installed multiple linuxes on
| one system.  I can't see any use.

Here's one of my uses.

I normally upgrade to a new version of a Linux distro by doing a clean
install, with the new and old installations sharing /home and swap but
each having their own /.  This is what I've done for roughly a decade.

At least these days, the cost of the disk space for / is tiny.

You, on the other hand, trust apt-get to do version upgrades.
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