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    can i have two versions of linux using the same swap file

    Got a question.
    I dual boot winxp and mandrake 9.2 with no problems now and have plenty of room on my hard drive to play with.
    I'm not too satisfied with the new mandrake 9.2.
    Would it be possible to install 9.1 and use mandrake 9.2 swap file ?
    I can go either way I have plenty of disk space so it's no problem to create another area.
    I have mandrake set up with the /root , /user, /home , and of couse the swap file.
    Can I use the /user and the /home also for both 9.1 and 9.2 ?
    I was just wondering and can try it and if it crashes either system it's no big deal i can just reinstall as their not much out their yet to worry about.
    I just want to keep windows XP safe.
    Thanks

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    you can have two linux dstro share a swap partition but its not a good idea. It can casue some problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by +Daemon+
    you can have two linux dstro share a swap partition but its not a good idea. It can casue some problems
    Thanks
    I got plenty of space I'll just set up a separate swap file for both versions.
    I plan on getting rid of the versions of Linux soon anyway.
    Thanks for the info.
    I have read that it was possible to share I just didn't know if it worked well.

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