Hack #10: Custom partitioning with DVD installation
AS you may know DVD installation doesn’t allow to create a custom partition. Actually installer makes following partitions on the HDD:
sda1 = / (everything except the last 12GB)
sda5 = swap (2GB)
sda6 = /mnt/recovery (10GB)
But there is a way to create the custom partition structure. AS the first step you should manually partition your HDD using some LiveCD. After that do following:
mount /dev/sda1 /media/target
Then restart your PC. LinuxMCE installer should detect previous installation and gives you two options: install from the scratch or do upgrade. If you choose upgrade the system will be installed on your partition structure.