Fresh install?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 19:09:14 BST 2008


On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 03:38 -0700, Thorny wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 03:06:52 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:

> That being said, I agree with your two partition method, if one has a
> spare partition for it, your approach adds a measure of safety as you have
> detailed. In fact it's similar to what I do, just that I used that copy of
> the system as a fallback position, booted to it because it wasn't updated
> and it was still working, then I chrooted into the borked filesystem to
> fix it.

Ah! But guess how many newbies just understood what you wrote? <grins>
In the Fedora and CentOS distros, it's pretty much assumed you had a
clue. I would have thought that within Kubuntu that there are far more
newbies to be considered on this list. I'm sure you remember the old
days when "rolling your own" was the standard first introduction to
Linux. But, I could make my old 486 do tricks that Windows couldn't
running with a Pentium processor, and my 486 ran much faster. I learned
to really know my system inside and out, you betcha! I dunno, there is a
new "paradigm" nowadays; getting Linux Desktop to replace Windows
Desktop. Those refugees from the Windows world do have a learning curve
to jump through and I guess there are no easy answers for them. 

BTW, Thorny. When I went through my Google email account spam folder,
gmail filtered you to there, so I resurrected you. It must have parsed
"horny" from your account name. <grins hugely> Ric

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