Edgy upgrade question
foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk
Thu Sep 21 17:12:25 BST 2006
> 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
> 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
> > 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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is your /home dir big? You can use USD stick for example if it is not
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