[lubuntu-users] lubuntu

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sat Sep 9 02:11:25 UTC 2017

On 09/08/2017 07:22 PM, Mark F wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Aere Greenway 
> <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com <mailto:Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>> wrote:
> >>> The last time I had problems with dual booting was back in 12.04 
> days,
> It's been a while since I tried to do that. But, I had the weirdest 
> problems. It seemed like my hard-drive became physically damaged due 
> to the install. I've seen reports like that. But, they seemed rare. 
> But, it happened to me twice over 7-8 years.
> I got to the point I dreaded it. But, it's been 2-3 years. (I remember 
> I had to run boot-repair that last time.).
> I would definitely back up.

I'm sorry to hear of the problems you had.

I hope, however, that things have improved now.  I can't speak for your 
system, but it has been working for mine.

This sort of thing is the reason I have two system partitions for my 
production systems.

I install into the old (now unused) partition, and can still boot from 
the partition I was using before the install.

In the new system, I can copy data (including hidden (dot) files) from 
the prior partition into the /home directory of the newly installed 
system.  And that copy is a fast copy (unlike it would be from an 
external hard-drive).

When I am satisfied that the new system meets my needs, I just use it, 
and stop using my former system, and it will be installed-into when a 
newer system is needed months later.

But lately, for production systems, I usually just upgrade.  That has 
been working well for me in the past 6 or so years.

If the upgrade fails, I can install into another partition, and copy my 
/home directory files from the partition that failed the upgrade, into 
the newly-installed partition.

At least, that's what has been working for me.


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