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Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 04:01:30 UTC 2017

Den 2017-09-09 kl. 04:11, skrev Aere Greenway:
> 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.
> Mark:
> 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.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere

Hi Aere,

Thanks for sharing your method with two system partitions :-)

Best regards

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