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Re: new install of amd64, 9-4 from iso #1

On Monday 11 June 2018 00:16:39 David Christensen wrote:

> On 06/10/18 13:44, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Greetings all;
> >
> > I have the dvd written, and a new 2T drive currently occupying the
> > /dev/sdc slot.
> >
> > What I want, since the drive has been partitioned to /boot, /home,
> > /, and swap, is 1; for this install to not touch any other drive
> > currently mounted, and 2; use the partitions I've already setup on
> > this new drive without arguing with me.
> >
> > and 3: to  treat the grub install as if there are no other drives
> > hooked up. I don't need grub to fill half the boot screen with data
> > from the other drives.
> >
> > How do I best achieve that?
> On 06/10/18 20:41, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > As others have pointed out, 1 and 2 are just a matter of using the
> > tools the installer provides.  To accomplish 2, you should probably
> > choose “manual” partitioning.  You may need to choose “expert” mode
> > at boot time for the installer.
> >
> > As for 3, my approach would be to open up the box and temporarily
> > disconnect the power from the other two disks while installing to
> > the third disk.
> If you want to disconnect a drive:  disconnect both the power and the
> data cables, so that the data cable cannot back feed the drive
> electronics.
> Disconnect all drives except the new 2 TB drive and your optical
> drive, then boot the installer.  That should solve all three of your
> requirements.  Once you've booted into your fresh OS, edit
> /etc/crypttab and/or /etc/fstab to use UUID's or /dev/disk/* paths to
> uniquely identify the partitions.  (I use MBR partitioning for my
> system drives, and swap partitions appear to lack a UUID.  /dev/disk/*
> paths seem to work for swap partitions on recent Debian
> distributions.)
> You will want to choose "manual" partitioning in the installer to
> select the partitions/ swap spaces/ file systems you have already
> created.
> I don't think "expert" mode is required -- it just seems to make the
> installer steps explicit (?).
> > After the install you can reconnect the power and
> > you will wind up with two bootable drives. You will then have to
> > choose between them at the BIOS level.
> I put mobile racks in all my desktop and server cases, and use small
> (16~80 GB) HDD's/SSD's for boot, swap, and root.  When I want a
> different OS, I power down, swap system drives, and boot.
> (I keep the local contents of my home directory minimal, put the
> majority of my data into a personal share on my file server, and mount
> that into my home directory.)
I can see I need to watch the sales for a good price on 60 to 100 gig 
SSD's. Is there a longer lasting version coming down the line that I 
should be aware of?
> David

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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