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[SOLVED] Partition format at installation

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[SOLVED] Partition format at installation

#1 Post by gerant » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm

I have a question, why do I always have to format my home drive when installing the MXlinux system?
If I do not do this and I do not post formatting, the installation error is shown.
Installing debian, manjaro or other system have never had this problem?
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Re: Partition format at installation

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 pm

I'm a little unclear about what you are asking.

The installer does format the target root partition. The wipes out any previous system installation, then proceeds with installing the new root file system (mx in this case).

the installer will format the home partition, if a separate one is chosen and the "preserve home" checkbox is not checked.

the installer can also preserve the /home that is on a root partition (same option, preserve /home). this works pretty well with mx/antiX family isos, but utilizing that function on a xubuntu partition I don't think is tested, but it might work just fine.
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Re: Partition format at installation

#3 Post by gerant » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Well, I would like it to be so: "the installer will format the home partition, if a separate one is chosen and the "preserve home" checkbox is not checked."
Unfortunately, when I do not describe formatting, it punishes me for formatting, because otherwise it shows error, system but not home

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Re: Partition format at installation

#4 Post by gerant » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:45 pm

I am a bit confused, I mean to keep the home partition but every time I do it, the installer shows the error. If I select everything for formatting then it goes well, but erases the home partition and loses data.

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Re: Partition format at installation

#5 Post by anticapitalista » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:58 pm

Is your /home on a separate partition or drive or is it in /? If the latter, then it will get overwritten.

Never mind I see it is
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Re: Partition format at installation

#6 Post by anticapitalista » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:01 pm

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Never mind.
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Re: Partition format at installation

#7 Post by gerant » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:25 pm

This is how it looks, disk divided into 3 partitions, one system.

/dev/sda1 ext4 / 19,53 GiB
/dev/sda2 ext4 home 437,50 GiB
/dev/sda3 linux-swap 8,73 GiB

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Re: Partition format at installation

#8 Post by Adrian » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:44 pm

I am not sure what error message you get and at what stage, can you take a screenshot (picture speaks a thousand words)? I tried to install on a similar configuration, formatted root and preserved /home on a different partition and it worked fine.

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Re: Partition format at installation

#9 Post by gerant » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:43 pm

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Re: Partition format at installation

#10 Post by anticapitalista » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:50 pm

In image 1 you did not check the 2b Preferences - Preserve data in /home option

Or, is image 4 what happens when you choose that option?
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