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how do I install lmd 12 on ssd and separate drive for /home?

Postby Phil Smith on Sat May 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Hi Mint Community:

Currently, I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as follows:

On my 64G SSD, I've got the /boot /swap and / (root) directory.

On my 1TB HD, I've got the /home directory (THIS HD HAS ALL OF MY DATA).

I want to install Linux Mint Debian 12 (LMD12).

How do I install DMD12 so that:

1. the /boot /swap and / (root) directory is on the SSD, AND
2. the /home directory is on the 1TB HD?


Ideally, I don't want to format the 1 TB HD during installation, if I can safely avoid it. However, I wondered it might be a good idea to simply format the 1TB HD with /home to get rid of old Ubuntu hidden files and directories.... I have a 2nd 1TB HD that has a back up of everything on the 1TB HD that holds my /home directory.

What should I do?

THank you!
Phil de Duluthistan, GA
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Re: how do I install lmd 12 on ssd and separate drive for /h

Postby zerozero on Sat May 26, 2012 6:30 pm

I want to install Linux Mint Debian 12 (LMD12).
that is going to be an impossible task :D such release doesn't exist.
what you have is LMDE [date of the latest respin], like LMDE-201204, LMDE is always release 1 and if you think this is minor, it's not :wink: , the numbering you are referring to is typical ubuntu/mint-main ed influence and as soon as you start realizing that LMDE is a different beast the better 8)

re. the other question:
- i'm afraid it's not possible atm, at least not ootb, the installer doesn't give you the option to use more than one disk for installation; but you can follow this viewtopic.php?f=197&t=84419

other thing: i strongly advise you not to use the old home (from the 10.04 install), the changes are way to many between both releases and you are going into a nightmare of conflicting config files.
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howdoi install mint on ssd and home on another hd?

Postby Phil Smith on Sun May 27, 2012 2:28 pm

Hi MInt Community:

I want to install LMDE as follows:

I want grub, root, and swap on my SSD, and I want home on another HDD.

How do I do this?

Thank you!
Phil



ps. I've asked this previously, and a respondent just said I'm stupid, didn't provide any concrete advice, and the discussion died. SO, I started the thread again. Sorry. I will be grateful for your advice.
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Re: howdoi install mint on ssd and home on another hd?

Postby zerozero on Sun May 27, 2012 2:48 pm

Phil Smith wrote:
ps. I've asked this previously, and a respondent just said I'm stupid, didn't provide any concrete advice, and the discussion died. SO, I started the thread again. Sorry. I will be grateful for your advice.

just for reference the other topic is this one viewtopic.php?f=189&t=103203&p=584737#p584737
and i would like you to point in there where i said such a thing.
furthermore according to the forum rules you shouldn't double-post, specially since your question was already answered in the other topic :wink:
[topics merged]
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Re: how do I install lmd 12 on ssd and separate drive for /h

Postby crborga on Sun May 27, 2012 9:04 pm

I believe you can salvage your current /home by running
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 cd ~
rm -r .*

which should remove the current /home settings (not your data) just make sure you add that period or you will wipe it clean lol
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Re: how do I install lmd 12 on ssd and separate drive for /h

Postby Phil Smith on Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:08 am

Hi Forums:

I had hoped to migrate to LMDE.

However, please read the responses I received to my queries in this thread.

First, I got a "wisenheimer" remark... and no practical guidance. That is, the respondent did the dignify my query with a serious reply with useful information.

So, I tried another time. With a new thread. I got an adminisment that double posts are discouraged. Still, no useful information....

Finally, I received a reply that I should change to my home director

cd ~

and then do a

rm -r .*

Just think what would happen if a total newbie tried this and screwed up the rm command.

I feel that Mint has great potential, and had hoped for more serious replies to my query.

Phil

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Re: how do I install lmd 12 on ssd and separate drive for /h

Postby killer de bug on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:37 pm

You're way to arrogant to get an answer here Phil Smith. You haven't read the release notes about LMDE, and I am sure you don't understand what this is (LMDE12 and question about the home folder for example)...

ZeroZero is one of the best in the Linux Mint Community, always nice with people, and everything he is saying is always right (or almost :mrgreen: )
You should probably begin by understanding what is LMDE, how it works and that it's not for everyone.

Then, you would probably read the post of ZeroZero again and understand it. Finally I wish you success installing the Mint Debian Edition on one disk or on several...
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