Back in the day I used to tinker with the kernel a bit, so I got into the groove of creating a separate /boot partition to make it easy to fix when I invariably broke something. Right now, I'm in the process of reformatting, but I've hit a snag and I'd like to ask a question before I proceed any further.
So far, I've installed Windows and the first of two Linux distros.
Here's how my disk looks right now:
/dev/sda1 - Win - already installed.
/dev/sda2 - /boot for first (and second?) Linux which is already installed.
/dev/sda5 - / - for first Linux which is already installed.
/dev/sda6 - /home - to share between distros.
/dev/sda7 - / - for second Linux which is yet to be installed.
/dev/sda7 - swap
I realize this arrangement is a bit stupid, but before I get rid of most of those partitions and start over, how would Grub2/Linux behave if I set /dev/sda2 as the /boot mountpoint for two different Linux distros? Are kernel stuffs allowed to sit side by side? Could there be filename conflicts? Will the chainloader derp out trying to figure out which volume to look for?
Link above vaguely suggests I should not do this, but does not provide a very rigourous answer.
Any help or suggestions appreciated,