LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
woow
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2011
Distribution: CentOS 6.2
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Fresh install with 2 drives - 1 for OS and other DO NOT TOUCH


I'm trying to make a fresh install to one drive without even touching the content of my 2nd drive as I would like to keep all my files to that drive, and I'm a bit anxious about erasing stuff that I wouldn't want to erase.

During the installation process (dialog box) I see the system recognizes 2 disks (sda, sdb) with all their size. The disk I want to use is SDB 277GB (strange recongized as 2nd in line as I have placed it first) and the other to keep it intact.

What should I do to this dialog box to proper install my system to the ONE DRIVE and the OTHER STAY intact?

Delete the size to be mounted from it? - is that enough ok?

Many thanks,
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 06-16-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,131
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833
The best and safest option is to unplug the drive you don't want to be touched.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,859

Rep: Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301Reputation: 2301
I agree that is/may be the best way. Unplug power to the drive usually works fine.

Be sure you also understand that the first bootable partition in the bios order may also be different and have to be fixed with this method.


To be less secure I use the bios order, while other times I let the installer do it's stuff. I have been burned a few times too. Usually reading the what the installer was asking is the hardest part.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Cannot login, need fresh start (reformat two hard drives) *server edition* cK` Linux - Newbie 10 04-06-2010 09:04 PM
fresh install of KDE4 can't see my internal/external drives pielas Slackware 2 01-22-2010 07:15 AM
fresh install, slack 10 - no win drives? useless as they have the modem drivers on... jollyjoice Slackware 4 07-19-2004 01:16 PM
Error - can't touch touch: /var/lock - filesystem problem? xanas3712 Linux - Newbie 0 05-10-2004 05:26 AM
fresh install (fresh headache) powadha Slackware 2 03-06-2004 01:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration