Non destructive install is important.

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Oct 10 13:49:32 BST 2006

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 12:38:25PM +0200, Klaus Bitto wrote:
> Rather than telling one should upgrade using the package management, while
> there is no tool everyone can use to do so, I'd have the installer force
> people to have separated partitions for data (/home and maybe /etc)

Incidentally, /etc must be on the root filesystem; the boot process will
break badly if this is not true. For one thing, the files that tell init
what to do at boot time, including what filesystems to mount, are in

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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