[TriLUG] Upgrade of Desktop
claystuckey at gmail.com
Mon May 17 14:14:06 EDT 2010
not sure why you would go through the trouble of upgrading the filesystem
and not get the benefits of a newer OS. your kernel may not even support
ext4. I know you dont want to reinstall the dev environments. Here is one
install a newer OS (stick with me for a sec)
dd the old drive to a KVM disk image
as time provides, build another newer OS and migrate over.
Not sure if that would work but it is a good way to move forward in your
On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Matt <matt at noway2.thruhere.net> wrote:
> I have a situation and could really use a few suggestions with that I am
> hoping someone has some good ones for. At work, we have an older
> desktop PC that we use as a Linux server in one of our labs and I am the
> one who maintains it. The PC has a copy of Ubuntu 8.04 on it that is
> running under an LVM. I also think it was formatted as an EXT-2. For
> some reason, using the LVM was the only way I was able to get the
> distribution to install.
> The IT department ordered and delivered a brand new PC to replace it
> with and has given me the PC. I am looking for suggestions for the best
> way to transfer the old system to the new system. It would be
> preferable on the new system if I could use a more advanced file system
> such as EXT-4 for better performance. For this reason, I would like to
> try and avoid just using DD and imaging the hard drive. At the same
> time, I don't want to do a clean distribution install because we have
> development environments and tools that a lot of effort has gone into.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for the best method to copy the old
> system over, but upgrade the file system in the process?
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