[TriLUG] No Ubuntu Updates?
porter at trilug.org
Wed Mar 5 14:31:21 EST 2008
> If I knew a good way to do it, I would reinstall Ubuntu from scratch
Up until 7.10, I could install fresh onto the existing root
partition and then move the old files over that I needed.
- boot live CD
- mount rootfs
- move rootfs/* to rootfs/OLD/*
- install new OS onto rootfs
- start using new OS
- recover old config files from /OLD as needed
But the new installer requires reformatting the root partition. :-(
It's time for me to start playing with LVM (which requires the
alternate install CD anyway). LVM always seemed like overkill
on my laptop, but it's starting to make more sense.
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