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#1 2007-05-21 16:46:34

broch
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formatting during installation, how to stop?

I preformatted disk before Arch installation and next I selected mount points only, hoping that Arch will install on previously prepared partitions. However installer formatted partitions anyway.

Just wonder how to stop this unnecessary formating (of /boot and /)? I have to mount these partitions during installation which in consequence format with default (in my case ext2 and xfs) flags.

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#2 2007-05-21 18:59:51

ataraxia
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Re: formatting during installation, how to stop?

If nobody comes up with anything better, you could just use the quickinst script. (And if that still does something you don't like, copy it to one of your new partitions and edit it to cut out the undesirable parts.)

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#3 2007-05-21 19:55:08

broch
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Re: formatting during installation, how to stop?

thank you for the quick response. never tried quickinst. Judging from the wiki's description, this might be the way to go.

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#4 2007-05-21 20:26:23

tom5760
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Re: formatting during installation, how to stop?

In the installer, after you pick the mount points, and it prompts for a filesystem to format as, pick one.  Then when it asks "Are you sure?"  say no.  That should mount the partition, but not format it.  I'm pretty sure thats how it was last time I installed.

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#5 2007-05-21 20:45:36

broch
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Re: formatting during installation, how to stop?

that is interesting! also quite easy.
Thanks for the tip

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#6 2007-06-19 05:09:35

Leigh
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Re: formatting during installation, how to stop?

Also, This might be of help to somone who kind of botches things up like I did not long ago. I mistakenly deleted my /boot and some other system related files, which renered my system unbootable. I was able to boot the ftp base install, run the install mounting my partitions without formatting, and reinstall over the top of my system. The installer did not alter any of my exsisting conf files. Basically it just upgraded my system, replacing the files that were missing. Afterwards I was back to normal.


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