In /etc/fstab, the / partition should be the first entry, as it must be
mounted first. Any partitions above it will be mounted and fsck will be
unable to check them.
How do I get around this requirement with two flavours of Linux? It seems
to me that there cannot be any overlap between partitions, even to the
extent of mounting the "home" partition of one as a partition in the /mnt
of the other, or the above rule will be contravened.
Incidentally to the above, I have my second OS on /dev/hdb, with the root
partition on /dev/hdb5, and ...