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




On Sunday 10 June 2018 23:41:36 Rick Thomas wrote:

> > On Jun 10, 2018, at 1:44 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 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?
>
> 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.  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.

This is made easy because 3 of the drives are in a 3 drive hot swap cage, 
so I can just open the doors and eject them 1/2 an inch. The drive its 
to be installed on is hanging out of the side of the machine.
>
> Hope that helps!
> Rick

Yes, its helpfull Rick, might keep me from shooting myself in the foot. 
Thanks.


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