Edgy upgrade question

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 15:14:42 UTC 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
somewhere.

On 9/21/06, Foxy <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>>
> > 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
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