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




On Sunday 10 June 2018 20:55:11 Charlie S wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:44:16 -0400 Gene Heskett sent:
> > 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?
>
> 	After contemplation, my reply is:
>
> 	The installer will allow you to bypass any partitions you don't
> 	wish to acknowledge or touch. The others it will use if so
> 	instructed for the purposes you specify.
>
> If it was me, though it might not be required, /boot, /home, /, and
> swap, you have created would be formatted by the installer. Just to be
> sure to be sure. I do it this way, but as stated, probably not
> required.
>
> I'm unsure about the GRUB controls and just how much it shows without
> actually asking it to show these? It has been a long time since I put
> anything but one Debian operating system on a disk. Also probably in
> ways that are not necessarily correct or required.


If the resultant disk is 100% self-contained, I can then add the others 
in fstab to be /media/wheezy_this /media/wheezy_that later when I'm 
recovering my kmail database. That won't be until I've installed TDE.
That will be the 2nd operation, first will be to get networking working. 
3rd will be to copy wheezy/home/amanda, become amanda and build/install 
it so I have a working backup.

> Sorry I can't help you more.
> Charlie

Thanks Charlie.

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