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Re: firefox-37, where to put



On Thu 02 Apr 2015 at 20:37:18 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Thursday 02 April 2015 19:20:50 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Thursday 02 April 2015 22:35:29 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > >  /home is just a directory on / here since the broken
> > > installer will not do it any other way.
> >
> > I know that it has been said before, but there may be people new to
> > the list reading this.  I used the same "broken" installer, and my
> > /home is separate from /.
> >
> > Lisi
> 
> I appreciate that you have done that Lisi, but this hybrid.iso from 
> linuxcnc.org, downloadable from a link right one on the front page, and 
> using the wheezy repos for updates, simply cannot be beaten into 
> submission to do that.

It needs to be spoken to softly and caressed into submission. No one
doubts your experience but everyone wonders how you have managed to turn
a happy and co-operative installer into a martinet.

> Regardless of the mechinations I have tried, it plain and simply loops 
> back to the partition drive screen if you do not just let it do what it 
> wants to do, which is two real partitions, one for /, and one for swap 
> at 2x the memory it finds in the machine. ANYTHING else you try to do 
> and it loops back to restart the drive partitioning again. I even tried 
> to prepartition the drive with other tools, but none of those settups 

Been there; done that. A text install with manual partitioning. /home
and / on separate partitions were formatted and the install carried on
to a successful conclusion.

> were recognized by the installers partitioner.  This hybrid install iso, 
> can also function when written to a usb key, but this now elderly Asus 
> M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo's latest #1701 bios cannot be booted from usb.

The installer manual has a paragraph or two on installing from a USB
stick in such circumstances. It's not the only way.


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