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Re: Further to my installation error



On Sunday 20 March 2016 15:53:43 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 20 March 2016 07:47:02 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Sunday 20 March 2016 09:34:53 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Sunday 20 March 2016 04:54:20 Adam Wilson wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:21:58 +0000
> > > >
> > > > Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > On Friday 18 March 2016 20:49:55 David Wright wrote:
> > > > > > It's far more likely that you forgot to format the partition,
> > > > > > if that's indeed what you wanted to do.
> > > > >
> > > > > No.  I checked and double checked that the partitions on the
> > > > > disk which I wanted to use for installation were all marked with
> > > > > the F for format, and that nothing on the disk it had been told
> > > > > to leave alone had an F.  It kept wanting to format the spare
> > > > > disk's swap, which I did not want.
> > > >
> > > > Why not? You wanted to carry over the swap created by a previous
> > > > installation?
> > >
> > > Doing that, leaving a potentially dirty swap for a new install?  No
> > > sensible reason to do so, format that puppy.
> >
> > Am I the only person on this list who has ever wanted to install on
> > one disk and leave another alone for some reason? Surely not!!  I
> > wanted to install on sda and leave sdb alone.  So I told it not to use
> > sdb.  Not to format sdb. Not to touch sdb.  Why?  Because I didn't
> > want sdb touched.  I was not leaving a potentially dirty swap for a
> > new install.  I was telling the new install not to use the second
> > disk.  Sheesh.  When I could see I would just have disconnected sdb.
> > It would then have been left alone.  OK.
> >
> > I regard that as a sensible reason.
> >
> > Lisi
>
> The problem with that is that unless you edit fstab before the initial
> reboot, (difficult to do) to remove the auto-found swap partition on
> sdb, it will be found and mounted. But by then it likely has been
> formatted anyway.

I didn't and it didn't.

Lisi


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