On 3/18/07, Leslie Katz <lesliek(a)ozemail.com.au> wrote:
I know now that I was missing something fundamental,
just as I
suspected. There's no necessity in FC3 for me to have access to hdb5 or
hdb6, so there's no need for me to have the FC3 fstab file refer to
them. It's only in FC6 that I'll need access to hdb5 and hdb6.
OK - you can always add later if you want to get access to that data.
However, there's still one thing niggling at me,
though, as I gather you
use Debian, it may not be a thing you'd care to comment on.
Say I boot from the FC_6 i386 DVD I have and start an installation. In
that process, I gather I'll be prompted where to put things and it's at
that stage that I'll identify hdb5 as my /boot partition and hdb6 as my
/ partition. When I've done that, I take it that the new installation
will create a new fstab, that'll have in it just the common swap
partition and hdb5 and hdb6. What I'm trying to get at in a roundabout
way is this: there's no risk that the new installation'll just overwrite
my existing hdb1 or hbd2 without asking, is there?
When I've installed FC before it's always asked. The main thing though
is when it asks for disk setup or disk partition don't select
automatic or default but go in and choose which partitions (i.e. hdb5,
hdb6) for FC6 to install in to.
Sorry to be such a pain, but my ignorance makes me scared of things!
That's OK. Any real critical data I would back up but I would do that
anyway. If you can't afford to lose the data from an install you also
can't afford to lose it if the machine breaks or is stolen....
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