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#1 2017-10-13 02:51:49

Icarus_Radio
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Registered: 2017-02-28
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Need help with installing Archlinux on Ubuntu

I want to change the OS of my VPS from Ubuntu to Archlinux. Since the Control Panel did not offer the method that can inject a bootable image, so I am following this Install from existing Linux.

When I finished the installation of the base group, it told me that I can partition the disks. So I used fdisk to change the partition table (The VPS did not have a swap partition). Then when I want to format these partitions, it failed:

# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
/dev/sda1 contains a ext4 file system
               last mounted on / on Friday Oct 13 10:14:33 2017
Proceed anyway? (y,N) y
/dev/sda1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!

What should I do? Should I umount the partition?

P.S. All the operation were performed on a VMWare VM for fear of destorying my VPS entirely.

Last edited by Icarus_Radio (2017-10-13 11:20:22)

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#2 2017-10-14 17:09:11

2ManyDogs
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Re: Need help with installing Archlinux on Ubuntu

This is identical to your previous topic. Please don't do that. If you want a topic moved, ask a moderator to move it for you.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … ss-posting

Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2017-10-14 17:10:21)

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#3 2017-10-14 17:18:27

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: Need help with installing Archlinux on Ubuntu

Installing from existing linux isn't about replacing what's there, it's about installing Arch to a separate partition.

Take a look at the VPS2Arch script that around.

Last edited by Scimmia (2017-10-14 17:19:39)

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