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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 10:52:06 David Wright wrote:
> Quoting Gene Heskett (gheskett@wdtv.com):
> > 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.
> >
> > 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 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.
> WHAT? Are you telling us that the "Broken Installer" that was the
> subject of long discussions from 20th January to 9th February,
> the installer that you've been badmouthing on the slightest
> provocation ever since, is *not* the Debian installer?
I knew it would degenerate to this.  Back then I asked for howto's, got 
and printed several, all of which failed to produce the desired results, 
I assume because steps done were not all recorded.

Not a different installer to my knowledge, the actions and end results 
match regardless.

Since an installer isn't exactly a trivial thing, I would fully expect 
that since it uses wheezy repo's, the installer itself is also wheezy's.
Other than the identical results obtained I can't prove it as neither iso 
has a normal file system, its all squashfs, and only the installer knows 
how to unpack it.  I don't build squashfs support into any of the 
kernels I have built. Adequate disk space is far cheaper than the time 
wasted unpacking everytime I wanted to launch a browser/session of 

So please David, don't defend what I call a broken installer by saying it 
can be done, instead write the tutorial telling us how it can be done to 
do it the way we want it done.  So prove it by making the howto public 
knowledge.  Anything else is a waste of server bandwitdh.

I want a separate /home PARTITION, and a separate /opt PARTITION.  And I 
cannot understand why that is not possible with this installer. So prove 
me wrong, I'll be waiting right here, with apologies loaded.

> Cheers,
> David.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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