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




On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 04:44:16PM -0400, 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?
> 
> Thanks a bunch.
> 

1 and 2 are simply a matter of giving the sensible answers to the 
appropriate questions from the installer. I can't remember exactly what 
the options are called but there is an expert partition mode that allows 
you to partition the disk how you want and I'd use that to verify the 
partitions are as you want and not change anything, map the parts of the 
filesystem you want to go on each partition in the installer, then 
continue.

If you don't tell it to install anything to the other disks then it won't.

For 3, I think I need to defer to the grub experts, not sure if you will 
have to preseed your install or if there is an easier way.

Mark