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Re: firefox-37, where to put



On Friday 03 April 2015 12:03:37 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Friday 03 April 2015 15:35:37 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > It's not quite this simple if /home isn't a separate partition to
> > > begin with, but is just a directory under the root partition,
> > > which I believe Gene stated is the case he's dealing with.
> >
> > That is correct, the installers partitioner would not allow it any
> > other way.
>
> Please, Gene.  *Must* you deliberately provoke with every mail?  Why
> not just use non contentious language and upset no-one.  Not even
> yourself.  You know what they say about sleeping dogs - and cobras?
> ;-)
>
> Lisi

I'm sorry you take it that way Lisi, but I have beat my head against this 
seemingly impervious wall for 10+ install attempts without getting past 
it.  At this point, its obvious the only way toward progress is to 
provoke all the protectors of this difficult if not impossible to use 
installer by challenging them to actually write a tutorial that works 
for a >1 partition setup.  Several were offered and printed and followed 
at one point or another back when this thread drew its first breath, 
none got me out of the partitioner imposed jail.

Davids last post is quite helpful, but its in the form of an after the 
fact workaround.  We need a printable tut/proceedure so it can be 
consulted during the install when no network is available, one that gets 
us the results we need DURING the install.  Then everyone could benefit 
from that.

In the winter of 97-98, when I installed RedHat 5.0 the first time with a 
k6-II at the them unherard of 400 Mhz clocking, 320 megs of dram, on a 
30Gb IDE hard drive, I could partition the disk any way I wanted except 
moving /etc off /, and it Just Worked(TM). The present situation is to 
me, a huge regression.

If that isn't broken, its a matter for you and me to argue about over a 
couple hand coolers, on me of course. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
-- 
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>


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