Edgy upgrade question

Foxy foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk
Thu Sep 21 17:12:25 BST 2006


Vincent wrote:
> Well, making the backup is not the problem, it's just that I don't have 
> an external harddrive, nor a CD or DVD burner, so I'd have to upload it 
> somewhere.
> 
> On 9/21/06, * Foxy* <foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk 
> <mailto:foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk>> wrote:
> 
>     Vincent wrote:
>      > Hmm.. OK, I might just do that, just need to find a place to
>     backup my
>      > files to (and find out how to re-use my home partition).
>      >
>      > Thanks!
>      >
>      > On 9/21/06, *Harold Aling * < h.aling at home.nl
>     <mailto:h.aling at home.nl> <mailto:h.aling at home.nl
>     <mailto:h.aling at home.nl>>>
>      > wrote:
>      >
>      >     Vincent wrote:
>      >     > Yes, but my problem is: I don't know which packages I
>     installed from
>      >     > alternative repositories.
>      >
>      >     I upgraded my Dapper to Edgy yesterday and I now have ~200
>      >     packages that
>      >     want to be uninstalled, including lots of system libraries. I
>      >     hosed half
>      >     of my system before noticing it...
>      >
>      >     So if I'd were you, I'd backup your self-modified /etc files
>     and your
>      >     /home/<username> and go for a fresh install!
>      >
>      >     Although I had some problems with the installer of Knot 3...
>      >     * Unable to select "no localization", so I selected "English"
>      >     * Partitioner doesn't start 99% of the time
>      >     * Random hangs when clicking forward so I've started then
>     installer
>      >     dozens of times...
>      >
>      >     When you do get edgy running, things are much smoother...
>      >
>      >     -H-
>      >
>      >
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>      > --
>      > Vincent
>     there was a HOWTO about backing up a home directory. Frankly speaking
>     you can just tar gzip it and burn on the dvd. Also it is a good idea to
>     back up any customised files from you /etc and maybe you sources.list to
>     keep track of unofficial repos you use. Once you've done it you may
>     start installing Edgy. When you reach partitioning part do not reformat
>     you home partition and assign it to /home. Reformat your root partition
>     and that's it. If anything goes wrong you still have a backup of you
>     home directory.
> 
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> 
> -- 
> Vincent
> 
is your /home dir big? You can use USD stick for example if it is not 
very big.



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