Install CentOS 8 over the old OS and preserve the storage partitions

SCREENSHOT 21) Confirm to delete the old root paritition by clicking on “Delete It”.

DO NOT check the “Delete all file systems which are only used by CentOS Linux 7.7.1908 for x86_64” (or used by “Unknown”), because it will remove all system partitions but also the storage data partition, which we want to keep.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old root – confirm

SCREENSHOT 22) Click on “Unknown” (after deleting the root partition the setup does not recognize the old system anymore) to show what partition exists in our old installation.

Select the boot paritition “/boot” and click on the minus “-” button below to remove the old boot partition.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old boot

SCREENSHOT 23) Confirm to delete the old boot paritition by clicking on “Delete It”.

DO NOT check the “Delete all file systems which are only used by Unknown (or other name), because it will remove all system partitions but also the storage data partition, which we want to keep.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old boot – confirm

SCREENSHOT 24) Click on “Unknown” (after deleting the root partition the setup does not recognize the old system anymore) to show what partition exists in our old installation.

Select the boot_efi paritition and click on the minus “-” button below to remove the old boot_efi partition. This is the special efi partition to enable the Linux distribution to boot in UEFI mode.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old boot_efi

SCREENSHOT 25) Confirm to delete the old boot_efi paritition by clicking on “Delete It”.

DO NOT check the “Delete all file systems which are only used by Unknown (or other name), because it will remove all system partitions but also the storage data partition, which we want to keep.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old boot_efi – confirm

SCREENSHOT 26) Click on “Unknown” (after deleting the root partition the setup does not recognize the old system anymore) to show what partition exists in our old installation.

Select the swap paritition and click on the minus “-” button below to remove the old swap partition.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old swap

SCREENSHOT 27) Confirm to delete the old swap paritition by clicking on “Delete It”.

DO NOT check the “Delete all file systems which are only used by Unknown (or other name), because it will remove all system partitions but also the storage data partition, which we want to keep.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete old swap – confirm

SCREENSHOT 28) Select “Standard Partition” for partitioning scheme, because we want to use RAID1 for the system partitions lately in the setup. Then click on “Click here to create them automatically” to let the setup create the needed partitions for CentOS 8 UEFI installation using the unallocated space freed from the steps above. At least ~20G is need to proceed with the setup.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – create partition automatically

SCREENSHOT 29) Delete the newly created home mount, because we want to use this free space for RAID1 setup.

Select the boot paritition “/home” and click on the minus “-” button below to remove the new home partition.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – delete new home

SCREENSHOT 30) Select the boot efi partition and change “Device Type:” to “RAID” and “RAID Level:” to “RAID1”.

To save the configuration click on “Update Settings”.

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Installation destination – manual partitioning – RAID1 boot_efi

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