[TriLUG] Updating Ubuntu
dave at logicalgeek.com
Wed Aug 13 13:42:48 EDT 2008
I have a second drive installed for all my data. /home is on it as well
as my MySQL data files and a copy of /etc
When I upgrade , all I have to do is reset the mount point for home and
I have the modified /etc files to refer to to get all the accounts and
This has worked well for 3 different upgrades.
Kevin Hunter wrote:
> At 10:51a -0400 on Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Carl Crider wrote:
>> My updates through the "7 series" had a couple of hiccups with drivers. The
>> last jump from
>> 7 to 8 on my laptop worked out just fine. I do a backup of everything before
>> any of these updates though ... better safe than sorry. IMO, If I was going
>> from 6.10, I'd do a backup and use a fresh installation.
> Second that on the "7 series". Also, as 6.10 to 7.04 took me close to
> 13 hours doing the in-place upgrade, I've since been just backing up my
> /home dirs and doing a fresh install. This means I have to reinstall
> certain applications again, but this also is a good way of clearing out
> the stuff I no longer need but installed for one-off gigs. If I need
> it, it's easy to sudo apt-get install, or to trawl through synaptic.
> Caution that this way means you also lose any modifications you made in
> /etc, or anything else you installed not in /home. (Like removing the
> pcspkr kernel module from loading!)
> Olson also brings up a good point about third party apps.
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