Selecting Drive to install to

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Selecting Drive to install to

Post by AFK_Matrix » 2021/05/12 09:55:25

Hi,

I am currently trying to install CentOS 8 onto a pc with 2 HDDs.

On HDD one there is Windows 10 and I need to keep this. I want to install CentOS 8 to the second HDD, but when I choose the Installation Source option it gives me 2 HDDs, with their serial numbers, but no indication of which one has Windows on. They are called SDA and SDB, am i right in thinking that SDA is the drive with Windows on?

It would be so much easier if there was some indication of which drive had an OS on!!

Thanks.

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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by TrevorH » 2021/05/12 10:03:18

Boot windows, look in device manager, find the serial number, write it down, compare it to the ones presented in the install dialog, pick the right one.
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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by jlehtone » 2021/05/12 10:35:54

Option B (to augment the above):
* In the installer choose "Manual" option. You will get to see what partitions/filesystems the selected disk has.

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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by AFK_Matrix » 2021/05/12 11:07:47

Hi,

Thanks for the reply and I have sorted out which disk to install too.

I have now got a problem in selecting the installation source. I have the option to select ISO file but it only points to the windows drive and has no option to select the bootable CD I am using. Even when I go click the Choose an ISO button it does not show an option to select the CD.

The option to use a network is greyed out as this PC has no way to connect to the internet. I have seen that it needs a repository, but if it has no internet access is it worth me trying to add this at all?

How do I get it to look at the CD for installation?

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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by TrevorH » 2021/05/12 12:46:01

What iso filename did you download?
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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by AFK_Matrix » 2021/05/12 13:49:07

I downloaded the following iso:

CentOS-8.3.2011-x86_64-boot.iso

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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by jlehtone » 2021/05/12 14:04:56

https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/Release ... tall_Media

That is "boot" tiny. For net install; no packages in it. The "dvd1" is for standalone. It does not fit into CD. You do need DVD or USB.

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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by TrevorH » 2021/05/12 14:13:30

The boot.iso is just for booting with. You need a network connection to retrieve the rest of the packages to install.
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Re: Selecting Drive to install to

Post by AFK_Matrix » 2021/05/13 13:39:09

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the help, I have finally managed to get the install to recognise the source! It was a right pain to do though, not a user friendly way of installing stuff at all!

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