Re: new install of amd64, 9-4 from iso #1
On 06/10/18 21:35, Gene Heskett wrote:
On Monday 11 June 2018 00:16:39 David Christensen wrote:
On 06/10/18 13:44, Gene Heskett wrote:
I have the dvd written, and a new 2T drive currently occupying the
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?
Disconnect all drives except the new 2 TB drive and your optical
drive, then boot the installer. That should solve all three of your
I thought about that some more, and the GRUB part could get messy if you
reconnect additional drives with bootable partitions and do a kernel,
etc., upgrade that runs GRUB. I avoid that problem by having only one
system drive installed at a a time.
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?
I starting buying Intel 520 Series SSD's several years ago. They are
well matched to my Intel DQ67SWR/ Intel Core i7-2600S machine (benchmark
over 500 MB/s, depending). The last time I checked them with the Intel
SSD Toolbox, they showed very little wear (99%+ life available?).
For my older P4 machines, I bought used SAMSUNG SSD UM410 Series 2.5"
16GB drives for $10~15 each. eBay doesn't seem to have that exact model
now, but there are other 16 GB SSD's to choose from.
I think most any respectable SSD deployed as a Linux system drive is
going to outlast the computer it is installed in.
I bought a 2015 MacBook Pro a few months back. I has a 256 GB SSD with
an Apple-proprietary four-lane PCIe 3.0 interface (8.0 GT/s, 31.5
Gbit/s). Very impressive performance. The PC equivalent would seem to
be a motherboard and drive with a NVMe PCIe M.2 interface or with a PCIe
3.0 4x, 8x, or 16x interface.
PCIe 3D XPoint drives (Intel Optane) seem to be the current king of the