I'm about to get a Linux laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled. Among my first tasks will be a dual-boot installation of Linux Mint. From what I can tell, the following seems like an okay partition structure:
- Partition 1: / [ Root partition for Ubuntu ]
- Partition 2: / [ Root partition for Mint ]
- Partition 3: Swap [ Shared between the systems ]
- Partition 4: Other shared data
The root partitions would contain the standard directory hierarchies. Partition 4 would be used for /tmp and Dropbox data, plus whatever other data might be convenient to share among an arbitrary number of distros.
Is this a reasonable plan?
(Sorry if this is a dup. I'm not finding anything quite like it here.)