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Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Gnomikian on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:02 am

Hi,

According to the last release infos, it should be possible to install the /home partition on a different disk, however when I run the installer I don't see that option. Is there any guide explaining how to achieve it ?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:07 am

During the install choose Something else to due manual partitioning
How to install with manual partitioning
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=122276
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Gnomikian on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:55 am

Thanks but it looks like the LMDE installer doesn't have those options :(

Anything else I can do ?
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Gnomikian on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:01 pm

OK well, thanks anyway...

Great community btw, wish I had this thing sorted.

I guess I'm not ready yet to run LMDE

Thanks again
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby kurotsugi on Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:02 am

my LMDE setup has separated /home partition. there's a step of the installation where you choose where to install the system. at that step you can set another partition as /home.
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Gnomikian on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:46 pm

my LMDE setup has separated /home partition. there's a step of the installation where you choose where to install the system. at that step you can set another partition as /home.


On a different hard disk ?

My current problem is that I want to install LMDE (boot, swap, root) on sda while having /home on sdb (different had disk drive)

Is that doable ?

I think I did read somewhere on the LMDE 201303 release that was possible but I can't find it anymore.

LMDE is perfect for me, I'm using it on my work laptop, now that I have an ASUS at home with 2 HDD's, I would like to install LMDE on it, I don't want to be obligated to install a pure Debian just because of an installer issue.
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby kurotsugi on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:24 am

even though I didn't do that theorically it's possible. you'll need to mount and assign the partition manually at installation.
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby GeneBenson on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:05 pm

If you don't mind setting up a separate home partition after the installation then here is information on how to do that. I've used it before and if you follow the instructions to the letter then it is quite painless and works fine.

This might also be a good time to work on your backup skills. :wink:

Not exactly what you wanted, but maybe helpful. :D
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Re: Install /home on separate hard drive

Postby Gnomikian on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks it worked
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