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Upgrade of 2003 machine to Debian 8 -- a bumpy ride

Posted 10-19-2015 at 11:53 AM by flshope

I have a 2003-vintage machine that remains useful despite its age, and I am determined to keep it running as long as I can as a backup to my main machine. The 2003 machine was born with Red Hat 9, migrated to Ubuntu, and finally to Debian 7 last December when Ubuntu dropped support for the display card.

Yesterday, after much study of the release notes,

I decided to proceed with the upgrade...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade succeeds on 3-yr-old computer

Posted 09-14-2014 at 02:55 PM by flshope

After my traumatic upgrade experience on my old computer, I was not looking forward to risking a disaster with my primary machine. However, after much backing up of data and hand-wringing, I went ahead with the Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade today. It went OK and took about 3 hours including package download. The machine appears to be operating normally, graphics and all. I don't detect any speed degradation with the display or applications software. Sometimes you win one!

The machine just...
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In place upgrade from RHEL 5.x to RHEL 6.x

Posted 08-17-2012 at 03:25 AM by iamswift
Updated 10-11-2012 at 02:02 AM by iamswift

Inplace upgrade from RHEL 5.x to RHEL 6.x

Recently I contacted RH for in-place upgrade from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6 and got the standard reply from RH that this kind of upgrade is not supported.
I pressed for any document that gives steps carried out when the “upgradeall” option is selected while upgrading from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6 but got the same reply, saying in-place upgrade is not supported across major releases.
Below is the list of steps I followed to get in-place upgrade...
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How to survive to OpenSuse 11.3 upgrade on PCs with NVIDIA Video Cards [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 09:09 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 07:31 AM by angelo.fonzeca


In my opinion OpenSuse is one of the best GNU/Linux distribution... It is stable, it has maniac precision for the particulars, "branded" desktop... so you are REALLY productive since the first login and It's cool!

Another invaluable feature is th "YAST2 tool", a very fast, smart and useful control panel for services and system.

Anyway, I use this OS in my production PCs... OpenSuse never disappointed me!

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from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS

Posted 06-19-2010 at 09:57 AM by ionraedt

I am working with Ubuntu for quite a while (now 10.4 / 32bit).
As I have a 64-bit processor, I'd like to try a 64 OS.

You find enough meanings on the net about "why" and "why not" to change over to an 64-bit OS.
However, you don't find a lot about HOW to do it preserving as much as applications, settings and data from the old 32-bit system.
In short, what is the best way to upgrade your OS to 64-bit ??

Any comments are welcome...
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