[TriLUG] Updating Ubuntu
jc.jones at tuftux.com
Wed Aug 13 15:26:47 EDT 2008
Thanks for the input. It appears that my best bet is:
1. backup up all my data
2. do fresh install of new ubuntu
a. create second hard drive for /home and all my data
b. perhaps partition second drive for /home and /backup?
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Dave Sorenson <dave at logicalgeek.com> wrote:
> 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
> services restored.
> 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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