- OpenMandriva Lx version:
- Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):
- Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):
User has asked about how to install OM Lx 4.1 on an already partitioned drive. Post-edit: Currently this video applies to any version on OM Lx including Cooker, Rolling, and Rock/4.1.
- Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):
This shows how to do that with /, /home, and existing swap partitions. In addition this shows how to mount data partitions. It is highly recommended to keep important files on a data partition not a system partition. In other words don’t store important stuff on / partition.
Important note: If you use data partitions then do not format them when installing. Formatting partitions results in loss of all files/data.
Not as important note: You may call data partitions what ever you choose to.
So I made a quick and unprofessional video of doing exactly what I describe above. You will notice that while there is an existing swap partition I do not at any point select it. This is because the OM Calamares partitioner automatically mounts any existing swap partition.
Hope this is helpful to some users. The poor quality of the video reflects that I don’t know much at all about posting videos on YouTube. I’ll see If I can make a better one when I get some time.