I have read in the announcement thread that more people should be running the testing branch to support finding errors early. I’d be happy to support the testing efforts by switching over to testing and deal and report a glitch here and there, but I do have days where I need a rock solid system because I can’t afford a crash during a presentation or a meeting.
Hence I am wondering if there is a clever way to run testing and stable in parallel with the same /home?
I know I can install a separate OS onto my (encrypted) root partition while keeping /home but I am on btrfs so maybe all I need to do is the below?
- Create a copy of @ and call it let’s say @testing
- Somehow add an entry to grub so I can boot @testing instead of @
- Somehow switch the new @testing subvolume to the testing branch
- Alternate between the two roots as needed while working with the same @home?
Has anyone done this already and if so anything I should be aware off?