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installing over multiple drives

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installing over multiple drives

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Post by dove » Sat May 04, 2019 2:11 pm

I put together a bunch of hardware I had lying around which included a 64g ssd and a 120g ssd. In trying to install MX linux I formatted the the 64g with /boot,/root, /var,/swap and the 120g as /home. With the debian installer this I could make work but I cann't seem to get your installer to use this. It seems to only want to use one drive. Is there a way to install with this setup?

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Re: installing over multiple drives

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Post by fehlix » Sat May 04, 2019 4:16 pm

dove wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Is there a way to install with this setup?
Yes, except for extra var partition, that would working this way: just select boot-partition, and root-partition and swap on the first drive and select home-partition on the other drive. Not sure what format you have chosen, but I mostly choose ext4. for root-partition and home-partition, with no extra-boot-partition. I don't use normally an extra boot partition, as I rather prefer to keep /boot within the root-partition.
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Re: installing over multiple drives

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Post by dove » Sun May 05, 2019 1:38 pm

I tried that and the other drive was not on the drop down list. thanx for response

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Re: installing over multiple drives

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Post by dove » Sun May 05, 2019 1:47 pm

Sorry my bad I didn't get the 120 formatted in set up.

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Post by fehlix » Sun May 05, 2019 1:50 pm

dove wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Sorry my bad I didn't get the 120 formatted in set up.
Good you found the reason ;)
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