It is possible to have more than one Yellow Dog Linux installation on a single drive, with or without a shared home directory.
This requires that you have already partitioned your drive appropriately with a shared /home directory (if you desire) and most definately with a shared /swap. To share the /home, simply select it to be mounted but not formatted when you install the second Yellow Dog Linux.
- Find the filenames for the new kernel components:
nano /etc/yaboot.conf [ENTER]
- Copy-n-paste the section starting with "image=" and ending with "append=", duplicating the entire section below the first.
- Modify the image=, label=, initrd=, and root= lines accordingly. Make certain the 2 sections have different labels.
- The result should look something like this:
image=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.12-3.ydl.1 label=linux-one read-only initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.12-3.ydl.1.img root=/dev/hda[x] append="rhgb quiet" image=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.12-3.ydl.2 label=linux-two read-only initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.12-3.ydl.2.img root=/dev/hda[y] append="rhgb quiet"
- Commit the changes:
This HOWTO was created by Kai Staats, Terra Soft Solutions