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I was going to install Arch on one of my older computers last night but during the install I could not figure out how to change the HDD it was ...
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- 09-04-2012 #1
Help with Install
I was going to install Arch on one of my older computers last night but during the install I could not figure out how to change the HDD it was trying to install to. The computer has 2 hard drives and it wanted to install to the wrong one. How to I change the drive it wants to install on?
This is the latest build with Fluxbox
- 09-05-2012 #2
Mactruck, I'd help but I am not familiar with Arch linux installer. Have you considered physically unplugging the drive you want to install to or disabling the drive in bios till after install is finished. I ran into something like this with the Mepis installer in AntiX on my dual drive eeepc 900. I ended up having to move /home to secondary drive after doing the install. Mepis installer could not handle but 1 drive at a time.
On this IBM m41 I am posting on. I have 2 ide drives triple booting AntiX12, Macpup 529, and Semplice 2.0.4
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 3.5.0-antix.1-486-smp root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-antix.1-486-smp root=UUID=009157e5-dcf1-465a-ae33-6fb9cf5c3b38 ro initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-antix.1-486-smp title Semplice GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-3-486 rootnoverify (hd1,1) chainloader +1 #####this is grub 2###### title Puppy Linux 529 frugal in sdb1 dir macpup529frugal rootnoverify (hd1,0) kernel /macpup529frugal/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=macpup529frugal initrd /macpup529frugal/initrd.gz
- 09-26-2012 #3
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- Sep 2012
- Santiago Chile
If your drives have different sizes you can figure witch one is for installation by running the "lsblk" command
then go to partitioning the device for install with fdisk or cfdisk if you want a MBR partition table or gdisk or parted if you want GPT
MBR es easier to set than GPT, but more limited too.
It would be really helpful if you tell us witch installation media (CD, DVD, Net, etc) you're using, and preferable a link where you download that media. cause, I'm gonna you the truth, I'm a little confussed about this, it seems that you have a installation media with an actual install program, and don't know nothing about that, no installation program for arch, just a convinient set of tools to set the installation by yourself
- 11-28-2012 #4
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- Aug 2010
I don't think you have an Arch CD Arch has no installer anymore. I would go back to the Arch Website and download another ISO