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Old 11-01-2003, 09:55 PM   #1
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Installing on more than one physical disk


How are you gentlemen? (sorry couldn't resist :P) anyway..onwards -

When installing slackware (if you want a version number - 9.0), how can i install different aspects of slack onto another physical disk.

For example, have one hd that has / and /usr (partitioned) then have a bigger one devoted to /home.

How do you go about doing this at setup time? Is it possible with good ol reliable cfdisk :P?

Thanks
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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definitely possible with the slack install. use cfdisk or your preferred disk carving utility to slice up hda into two partitions, then format those and hdb. in the slack install, tell it you want hda1 to be root, hda2 to be /usr, (make a swap partition somewhere) and hdb1 to be /home. pretty simple.

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Old 11-02-2003, 01:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, just to confirm tho:

The disk with / and /usr would be set as master and the disk with /home would be slave?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:03 PM   #4
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mmm it could be either really. I have them on differend IDE controllers on my server. There's endless possibilities. But the main one with the MBR thats used to boot must be set to boot in cfdisk
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:07 PM   #5
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or you could just do a normal installation on in the first hard drive and then just mount the second hard drive to any directory you want
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:50 PM   #6
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I do suggest keeping /home on a separate partition. it makes upgrading/changing distributions easy, as all your settings and files are saved in /home/you
 
  


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