alternative cd for edgy

MICHAEL WEAVER michaelweaver1 at
Thu Nov 30 04:49:32 UTC 2006

Thanks for the answer to my question about overwriting files.
I am thinking of doing a fresh install from the Alternative CD anyway as 
changes have been made to my etc/aps/sources.list file and I am not sure 
if it has got messed up so I am pleased a fresh install shouldn't give 
me problems and give me a fresh file in case I have problems doing apt.
I don't really have much on my laptop at the moment although someone 
from one of my Linux Groups gave me some notes about stuff to do with 
Linux which I will copy to my USB stick before I re-install and I have 
already taken copies of other stuff I want to keep.
One reason I want to do a fresh install is to see if I can get my 
Software Dectalk working as I may have to work on Gnome Speech to get 
Orca to recognise the Synthesiser unless this is less of a problem with 
Edgy than it has been with Dapper unless I still have to recompile Gnome 
speech, possibly by downloading and building the latest version.

Chanchao wrote:
> 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
> internet.
> 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
> case.
> Cheers,
> Chanchao

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