alternative cd for edgy

Chanchao custom at
Thu Nov 30 03:35:26 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 17:07 +0000, MICHAEL WEAVER wrote:
> I have just burned the Alternative CD for Edgy.
> If I use it to install Edgy will it overwrite everything I already I 
> have on my laptop including my sources.list file?

* In an UPGRADE, all system settings and user settings settings are
retained, except in a few cases but then you are warned about this
during the upgrade and given the option to review differences and select
which file is used, and/or to save the old file somewhere.

* In an INSTALL, all system settings are replaced. Optionally, if
your /home folder is on a separate partition, it could be retained
during an install.

Now, the Edgy Alternate CD does support UPGRADING from CD, as well as
installing of course.  Note that most likely not all packages you have
are on the CD, most upgrades will also involve some downloading over the

So basically you have to choose if you want to upgrade or re-install.
If you re-install, it would be a good idea to save any config files you
have special feelings for.   Or perhaps the whole /etc folder, just in


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