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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I do not know the answer to that. I have carefully avoided RAID.

    Have you tried booting the live media? I would guess that's the best way to test.
    That's a good suggestion - also made by someone in the bug report.

    I have discovered that the live 15.0 also does not recognize the RAID.

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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    Quote Originally Posted by SUSEtoad View Post
    I have discovered that the live 15.0 also does not recognize the RAID.
    The Live 15.0 "as downloaded" has yast2-storage-ng version 4.0.180 which does NOT include the fix.
    You should burn it to an USB memory, boot it, update it to the last version in the repositories; then it should be able to recognize the RAID according to the bug report (but I cannot check).
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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    FWIW, this my main PC has 9 MD devices, 4 of which are homes for 13.1, 42.3, TW and 15.0. All 4 use the same other md devices for /tmp, /home, etc. 15.0 exists as a live using zypper upgrade from 42.1. So I guess if I was in OP's position, I'd do a minimal 42.3 installation to use the existing RAID, then do a live upgrade with zypper, and be done with it. Live zypper upgrades have been working fine for me for several years, going back at least to 11.4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    The Live 15.0 "as downloaded" has yast2-storage-ng version 4.0.180 which does NOT include the fix.
    You should burn it to an USB memory, boot it, update it to the last version in the repositories; then it should be able to recognize the RAID according to the bug report (but I cannot check).
    I allowed all automatic updates at the Desktop to complete before testing.

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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    This issue is similar to a problem I posted in another thread. But it looks like I can benefit from this. I admit this thread got past my level of understanding so pardon my simplistic questions.

    I installed an SSD to speed up booting. But it is too small for much else. I dual boot with Win7. The existing drive in my pc was a larger HDD that I used for a long while. My solution to not filling up the SSD was to point to the HDD for documents. I have many files in that folder already; and many programs on that drive. If I can now, after the install of TW, point to the HDD as /home, will it work and can you tell me the required steps? I just looked at /etc/fstab and it is too hard for me to decipher on my own.

    On the SSD, I have the basic TW install, LibreOffice , and little else. There is always a temptation to add more stuff. So, I want that on the HDD with more capacity.
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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    This issue is similar to a problem I posted in another thread. But it looks like I can benefit from this. I admit this thread got past my level of understanding so pardon my simplistic questions.

    I installed an SSD to speed up booting. But it is too small for much else. I dual boot with Win7. The existing drive in my pc was a larger HDD that I used for a long while. My solution to not filling up the SSD was to point to the HDD for documents. I have many files in that folder already; and many programs on that drive. If I can now, after the install of TW, point to the HDD as /home, will it work and can you tell me the required steps? I just looked at /etc/fstab and it is too hard for me to decipher on my own.

    On the SSD, I have the basic TW install, LibreOffice , and little else. There is always a temptation to add more stuff. So, I want that on the HDD with more capacity.
    please start a new thread this one is too big already

    but your fix should be simple enough
    using yast->partition manager repartition your magnetic hdd create a large enough partition and format it with ext4 while I'm not sure you can set the mount point from yast (I haven't tried it) you can edit /etc/fstab to have your /home mount point point to the new partition and you should use that instead of root/home now you'll have to migrate your data from the ssd to the hdd before the new mount point takes effect or you won't be able to access your current /home folder
    one more thing I really don't think btrfs is a good idea on a ssd drive especially on a smaller one you should re-install and re-partition using ext4 or xfs

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    Default Re: How to install with existing /home on a separate volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    This issue is similar to a problem I posted in another thread. But it looks like I can benefit from this. I admit this thread got past my level of understanding so pardon my simplistic questions.

    I installed an SSD to speed up booting. But it is too small for much else. I dual boot with Win7. The existing drive in my pc was a larger HDD that I used for a long while. My solution to not filling up the SSD was to point to the HDD for documents. I have many files in that folder already; and many programs on that drive. If I can now, after the install of TW, point to the HDD as /home, will it work and can you tell me the required steps? I just looked at /etc/fstab and it is too hard for me to decipher on my own.

    On the SSD, I have the basic TW install, LibreOffice , and little else. There is always a temptation to add more stuff. So, I want that on the HDD with more capacity.
    Let's say the SSD is /dev/sda, the HDD /dev/sdb . Now create a ext4 formatted partition for your new /home location, mountpoint /mnt. Next reboot the system into the old runlevel 3 ( can still be done by editing the GRUB line and adding ' 3' -incl. space- behind 'showopts'. Now, copy the content of /home to /mnt by whatever means you're comfortable with in the console. When done succesfully, start YaST in it's ncurses mode and change the mountpoint for the partition on /dev/sdb to /home. Reboot. If everything works OK, you again go into the old runlevel 3, unmount the new /home and delete everything in /home but only after unmounting
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