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Old 06-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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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,
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The best and safest option is to unplug the drive you don't want to be touched.
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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.
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