I'm considering splitting a single partition into three as per Rinzwind's suggestion. That is, P1 for Ubuntu 11.10 (which I currently have installed), P2 for Ubuntu 12.04 (or the prerelease), and P3 for data.
The single partition currently has lots of media stored on it. Would it make sense to:
- free up enough space for P1 + P2
- create them (reduce the existing partition and keep the data there - the existing partition becomes P3)
- install the relevant releases of Ubuntu on P1 and P2 (how?)
- delete everything that isn't in
/homesubfolders on P1 and P2 and symlink them to subfolders on P3
Or is there an easier/better way to do it?