Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Archived topics about LMDE 1
Forum rules
Nick_Djinn
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 639
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 7:12 am

Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Postby Nick_Djinn » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:29 pm

So.....What is the partitioning table supposed to look like? I tried installing on a USB drive and nothing.....

What are the essential partitions supposed to look like and what rules and tricks are there?

JasonLG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1620
Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 9:15 pm
Location: Polk City, Iowa USA

Re: Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Postby JasonLG » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:57 am

Nick_Djinn wrote:So.....What is the partitioning table supposed to look like? I tried installing on a USB drive and nothing.....

What are the essential partitions supposed to look like and what rules and tricks are there?


For a thumb drive you don't really need separate partitions generally in my opinion. For me the purpose of a separate /home partition is so I don't have to back up my data before I update/reinstall my system. As USB drives tend to be relatively small I doubt you'll have very much if any data you care not to wipe during an upgrade or that isn't backed up pretty quickly.

Generally where people go wrong in installing to USB's is that they end up installing GRUB on the wrong drive. GRUB has to installed on to the USB drive. No bootloader no boot.
"I see" said the blind man to the deaf man who stuck his wooden leg out the window to check the weather.

Nick_Djinn
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 639
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 7:12 am

Re: Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Postby Nick_Djinn » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:37 am

I installed it on the same partition as /root, and got nothing.

JasonLG
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1620
Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 9:15 pm
Location: Polk City, Iowa USA

Re: Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Postby JasonLG » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:53 am

Nick_Djinn wrote:I installed it on the same partition as /root, and got nothing.


You want to install the bootloader in the MBR which is not on sdb1 it's on sdb. (Assuming sdb is the flash drive)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record
"I see" said the blind man to the deaf man who stuck his wooden leg out the window to check the weather.

Nick_Djinn
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 639
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 7:12 am

Re: Trick to installing Debian? Root and Home wont cut it?

Postby Nick_Djinn » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:11 am

Thanks.


Return to “Archive”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests