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#1 2012-11-11 12:36:25

dura
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[Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Hi, today I'm installing Waldorf on my girlfriend's HP Elitebook 2560p. It already has a Managed Window System on one partition, and Mint 11 on another. I want to replace Mint11 with Waldorf.

To do this I'm just using a live usb, and will use the #! / debian installer to install.

I can see that the MWS is on /dev/sda1

It looks like Mint11 is on /dev/sda2

Under /dev/sda2 there are /dev/sda5  &  /dev/sda6

Like this:

screenshot-11112012-122736pm.php

Just posting in the hope somebody can affirm that I will just go ahead an install to sda2, which will automagically sort out sda5 & sda6 because they are under sda2.

I'm going to also set up separate home partition etc.

I will now go through a dry run of the installer to see the options of installing.

Other than that, waldorf is great on live usb. Everything working out the box.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by dura (2012-11-11 17:14:11)

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#2 2012-11-11 12:46:48

el_koraco
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

It will not automagically sort out sda5 and sda6 for you. Delete sda5 with Gparted, make two logical partitions out of it, one with 10 GB, the other with the remaining space. When you install, select manual partitioning, assign the 10 GB partition for mountpoint / and the other partition for mountpoint /home. The installer will hook up the swap partition on its own.

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#3 2012-11-11 12:54:30

dura
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Thank you el_koraco. I will follow this.

Just for reference, here is what I'm getting at the manual install screen:

tZzhieg

I will now have another look around in gparted. I'm guessing make the logical volumes with gparted? I've only made them before with the installer itself. Sorry for this n00bishness.

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#4 2012-11-11 14:02:30

dura
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Sorry, so I use gparted to delete sda5, then use gparted to create 2 new partitions within sda5. One 10gb, and leave the rest.

Then I proceed to the installer and follow the rest of your suggestions.

I am trying to follow your LVM tutorial el_koraco, but get a bit confused.

Edit: actually, I guess I just use gparted to delete sda5, then use the installer to make the logical volumes. It's this that obviously confuses me- it seems you can use the installer do delete, make volume, etc., as well hmm

Thanks.

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#5 2012-11-11 14:50:32

dura
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

I think installing lvm with mws already on is beyond me today. I was up too late last night...

What is the easiest way to dual boot waldorf and mws, without a separate home partition?

I've confused myself  8o and it's my girlfriend's work machine so bit less confident with it...

I've almost got my head around setting up, just not sure how to actually make the 2 volumes within sda5. I've had a bad experience with deleting a partition before and don't want to repeat it, leaving the machine unusable tomorrow until fixed..

Thanks in advance.

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#6 2012-11-11 14:58:38

el_koraco
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Forget LVM. Delete sda5 in Gparted. You'll have 88 gigs of free space showing. Clcik New, Partition, 10 GB, format it to ext4. Click New again, assign the rest of the free space, format it to ext4. Start the installer, use the 10 GB partition for /, use the other partition for home, that's it. It couldn't be easier. Otherwise, don't delete anything, and use the sda5 partition for #! and you're done.

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#7 2012-11-11 15:21:01

dura
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Ok. Thanks a lot, I managed that. Don't know why I find it so confusing (I do- drink last night, late night, and my own ineptitude).

I now hit the grub install screen. No other operating system is noticed, though there is MWS on it.

I just go ahead with installing grub boot loader to mbr of first hard drive, right?

MWS will be temporarily unbootable afterwards.

I just go into waldorf though, and do sudo update-grub   correct?

Hopefully this thread can at least act as a perfect install guide for someone in my situation.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: just clicked yes, so hoping so.

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#8 2012-11-11 15:24:37

dura
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

Done!

Thanks so much for the help el_koraco

The problem was not knowing my way round the debian installer enough. I kinda get logical volumes now- not that difficult a concept really.

Now to get that power consumption down.

Last edited by dura (2012-11-11 15:27:27)

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#9 2012-11-11 16:07:42

el_koraco
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

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#10 2012-11-11 16:14:19

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
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Re: [Solved] Waldorf New Dual Boot Install- Which Partition?

That was the guide I was following, along with yours. dedomodo's is really good and clear.

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