[GRLUG] Installing Feisty Fawn...
airplanejay at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 09:49:53 EDT 2007
... unfortunately I was impatient... I'm not sure what I did wrong but I
followed what Mike said and something broke... It wouldn't even let me
access root.. but anyway, I ended up using the disc I created. It saved my
/home dir but it kept it as a seperate partition... now I have to mount that
partition every time I reboot my computer. X|
On 10/15/07, Marc Zuverink <mzuverink at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason Kisner wrote:
> > On 10/14/07, Michael Mol <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The simple solution would be to tar up your home directory and copy it
> >> to another machine.
> >> A better solution for your problem would be to use the command line to
> >> upgrade your system. What's in your /etc/apt/sources.list?
> >> On 10/14/07, Jason Kisner <airplanejay at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I decided to go and make an Install disc anyways since it seemed to be
> >> the
> >>> easier solution (in reference to "Updating to Feisty Fawn"), but now I
> >> need
> >>> to know how to install without losing everything on my hard drive.
> >> I
> >>> upgraded from Dapper to Edgy I didn't have any thing worth saving so I
> >> just
> >>> installed over everything. Now I have too much to lose.
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> I really suggest that you do NOT use Automatix, it causes all kinds of
> update/upgrade problems by not following the Ubuntu model of file system
> placement of files.
> I suggest strongly that you use the info from http://easylinux.info
> instead which will provide you with the ability to not only install all
> the programs that Automatix installs, but a whole lot more to boot. They
> even provide you with a proper source list to get your repos
> sources.list file all set up.
> I would do what was suggested and tar up your /home dir then do a fresh
> install. There are nice tools which you can install to make backups
> more easy.
> In the future please also note that having a separate partition for
> /home would alleviate having to back up /home, yet that really is not a
> good idea either, because the first time you depend on it to not touch
> /home is when you will screw up and forget to not format /home when you
> go to do a fresh install. Having a backup is always the best practice.
> Removable media and external hd's are cheap enough now a days that you
> could do like I do and just select all files in your /home and copy them
> over to a dir on the external and then you are off to a fresh install.
> The easylinux.info page may be a bit tedious, having to cli install all
> that stuff, but in the long run you will have learned something
> invaluable, how to do things yourself, and knowing where you are getting
> your stuff from.
> Marc Zuverink <mzuverink at gmail.com>
> "Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."
> -Linus Torvalds
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Rensik nosaj si eman ym.
Worromot rof nalp, yadot rof evil.
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