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by rgand
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Data Partition Management [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Data Partition Management [SOLVED]

Thanks to the great help on this forum, I've installed Mint 18.1 on my SSD (sda) and Mint 18.2 Beta on my SSHD (sdb), which will also be used for data storage. The data storage partition will be sdb3 and the data on sdb4 will get copied onto that. After that's done, sdb4 will be deleted and sdb3 ext...
by rgand
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

OK, then. These last couple posts did the trick. I didn't know to "Manage Flags" so any install I did short of a full format and letting Mint take the defaults was probably not going to work. 18.2 Cinnamon is up and running well. I updated the grub menu on both drives so no matter which is first in ...
by rgand
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

That's normal -- it's formatting root partition and the swap partitions it detects. I forgot that you already have a swap partition on /dev/sda, so you don't need a second one on /dev/sdb. You can delete the swap on sdb drive and installer will use already existing one on sda. When done, both versi...
by rgand
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

When installing 18.2, set root partition to /dev/sd b2 and set "Device for boot loader installation" to /dev/sd a1 (the already existing ESP). You'll need both drives in computer when installing. With both drives in, I set the install this way (/ to go on /dev/sdb2 but you can't see it in the scree...
by rgand
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

My mint 18.1 was done in UEFI mode. There is an EFI partition formatted in FAT32 and 512MB in size. I'll get to trying as you suggest tomorrow. Should I format /dev/sdb1 to FAT32 first? No need to do that. Can keep as is (won't hurt anything). OK, good to know. When installing 18.2, set root partit...
by rgand
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

If you leave sda & sdb installed you don't need to create a second esp partition on sdb. The installer will see the first esp in the sequence of searching for one, and will install grub to sda even if you direct the installer to use sdb. I have run into this issue before while installing multi boot...
by rgand
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

You set-up partitions for a legacy mode install to GPT drive, but USB stick got booted in UEFI mode and is trying to install that way. It can't because it needs an ESP (EFI System Partition) for grub installation. Or, maybe you pointed grub boot loader to /dev/sdb1 (incorrect) instead of /dev/sdb (...
by rgand
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

It took a couple of days but I rounded up a drive to save data onto. Everything is backed up now so even if I trash what's on sdb, I can always put it back. Not wanting to make a mistake and screw up my Mint 18.1 installation, I removed sda and live booted to Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64bit to install. For...
by rgand
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

If you're not going to be dual booting or accessing your data with another OS besides Mint, I would do the following: Install Mint as / onto sdb2 /home onto sdb3 Leave sdb4 alone for now Then I would boot into Mint and access sdb4 and copy all your files you want from there to your /home/(username)...
by rgand
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

Hello, rgand. "Something else" is always the right option when installing. It is the only option which gives you control over which disk partitions will be used for what. :D The open question / unresolved issue which I see at the moment is that there does not seem to be any disk partition which you...
by rgand
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]

I have successfully installed Mint 18.1 on my SSD and it works great. I have a second drive to use mostly for data storage but will also put Mint 18.2 on it as a dual boot option. Before proceeding and loosing important data, I'll explain what I have so far. Here's a screen shot of GParted to show /...
by rgand
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]

You should automount your /data partition with a line in your /etc/fstab. Instructions for that are in the tutorial link I posted earlier :arrow: HOWTO: Create & Use a Separate DATA Partition OK, thanks. I can see this is a good thing to do after I have the /data drive formatted and organized corre...
by rgand
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]

I have one last question regarding bookmarks, and I realize I'm being anal about this. The bookmark(s) I made for accessing folders on the data drive (/dev/sdb) don't work until I navigate to /dev/sdb using the 'Devices' tab in the file manager. I suspect that drive needs to be mounted initially wit...
by rgand
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

I was thinking OS on /dev/sdb but of course there wouldn't be on until installed. Duh. Remember, I'm used to W7 on it but that's going away fairly soon. I do get the relationship of Grub to the Mint installation and how they have to be installed on each drive by the Mint on it. Thanks for that great...
by rgand
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

Thanks for the clarification on this. I think I have the right idea, now. So if /dev/sda failed before I got an operating version of Mint on /dev/sdb, I'd have to use the bios boot menu until I could get things fixed. If there was only one OS on /dev/sdb, then wouldn't it boot on its own anyway? I w...
by rgand
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

Since my Mint 18.1 is installed on /dev/sda I could first do sudo update-grub followed by sudo grub-install /dev/sdb and no matter which was first in the boot order, I would get one of essentially two identical boot menus that would give me both (or all) boot options. I love this stuff. Thanks, RG
by rgand
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

DO NOT delete your sdb1 partition !!! Let me explain. When configuring your 1TB drive, I can complicate things for you a bit by describing what I always do... I have the habit of always making every drive bootable - even my 1TB storage drive. I have about 5 drives in the computer and in the file ca...
by rgand
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

You can re-arrange those partitions as you described, or any other configuration. As I suspected. Thanks. Just don't lose your data that you want to keep in the process... That would be a bugger, wouldn't it? I intend to save it carefully. That will take some time but most of it can be done after I...
by rgand
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

Since this disk will be data only once my new OS drive is done, is there any reason why I shouldn't delete partitions sdb1, sdb2, sdb3 and sdb5 on this drive? I could then create a new Ext4 partition, copy all the contents over to that, delete the NTFS partition and then increase the size of the Ext...
by rgand
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1? [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: The Best Way To Step Up To 18.1?

Create a bookmark! I feel like a dunce for not figuring that out on my own since I've made bookmarks before. It just didn't occur to me to do it with a different drive. With that in mind alI I need to do is install 18.1 on the new SSD and take the defaults offered in the installation. Then I can for...

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