[CentOS] USB install annoyances

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Jan 9 20:31:51 UTC 2012

Again, I *HATE* dnsorbs.... This was bounced, which makes twice today.
<snip> more text, add a few more words, we'll see if this makes it.

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 01/09/12 12:05 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> John R Pierce wrote:
>>> >  On 01/09/12 11:11 AM,m.roth at 5-cent.us  wrote:
>>>> >>  They are? I dunno - ours are labelled where they're intended to
be mounted, like / or /boot
>>> >
>>> >  don't plug one of those into a different system for repair or
you'll have all kinda grief.   $HOSTNAME_root would be the sane way
to do
>>> it...
>>> >
>> I'm trying to figure out why I'd plug one into a different system for
repair. Either the drive's bad, or I'm re-embodying a server that died,
but left good drives. If it's going bad, the*only*  thing I'm going to
do is plug it into a hot-swap bay (just about all of ours have those,
love them) to recover some data, then wipe it.
> exactly. and if you put that drive in a hotswap bay of another system
> that is using the same label, thats a potential for a big mess.   same
Why? If I shove it into another system, I'm *not* rebooting using it, just
putting it into a spare bay; then I'll mount /dev/sd<whatever> /mnt.

No problem.

But this thread's gotten way OT: *does* anyone have any idea what the .img
file is that the running o/s from install.img is looking for, after the
partitioning, when it's ready to install?


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