Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Here for the Long Term
j.hart at hccnet.nl
Fri Jun 2 19:48:59 BST 2006
Art Alexion wrote:
> Am I missing something or are people taking an unnecessary step?
> 1. In Oct '04 I installed Warty from the ISO.
> 2. Six or 8 months later, I upgraded by changing warty to hoary in
> sources.list, and running apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.
> 3. Some months after that, I installed kubuntu by installing
> 4. About six months ago, I upgraded to breezy by changing hoary to
> breezy in sources.list, and again running apt-get update &&
> apt-get dist-upgrade.
> The last upgrade did not remove the gnome stuff, (though most of it I
> could do without; I can only remember using synaptic and easytag since
> switching to kubuntu). So why would changing breezy to dapper in
> sources.list, and again running apt-get update && apt-get
> dist-upgrade, remove any gnome programs that you want?
The reason I did it that way is because my original breezy install was
deleted with another distro, which I will not be using again. I tried
installing the dapper RC, but the disk caused my screen to go blank (I
found out later that the new kernel requires that I pass VGA=791 as a
parameter to prevent that), so I used the above method to get the dapper
RC. Since then I have done several updates, so I am running the same
version that is on the CD if not newer.
I did test the RC disk after I figured out how to get the display to
show, but I don't like the live installer because it forces you to mount
all existing partitions! I have several different OS's on this computer
and I don't want them interacting unless I specifically mount them. I
don't want ANY of the distros to touch my /boot partition that I created
with my own version of grub. (See the Nov. 2005 version of Tux Magazine
to understand my system). Most of the OS's are only play toys. I had
dapper on one of them while it was in testing, and I still like playing
with others. The reason I separate them is so if I trash something, I
still have a working system.
Does this adequately explain?
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