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Old 02-15-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Updating Mandrake


Is it possible to update mandrake after you install it without a new format? e.g. 9.2 --> 10.0
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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If you're asking how well Mandrake's "upgrade" option works then, yes it is "possible", although it may not work perfectly. I had numerous probs using the upgrade option from 9.0 to 9.1, but 9.1 to 9.2 worked much better, so maybe 9.2 to 10 might be virtually perfect. Of course, 10 is still in Beta right now anyways, and if you're really concerned, the best option is always just to install from scratch (I keep a seperate /home partition for all my data).
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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"anyone?"

LOL, you think this is IRC or something?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #5
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"anyone?"

LOL, you think this is IRC or something?
mmm no... would you prefer i put "bump" instead?

tk31337 when you say you have a seperate home partition, what does that do? you can change distros and keep what? like all your vid/sound drivers and such? and how do you make a seperate home partition....?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 05:17 AM   #6
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You could keep all the packages for your vid/sound drivers if you needed them (i.e NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run, etc.), and any user-based configurations is stored in your home dir, so you could switch out your whole distro and have the same wallpaper, icons, click behavior, etc. Basically anything you're storing in /home

Mandrake makes creating partitions easy in the install (and can supposedly even do so non-destructively to an extent, but I've never ventured to try it). You just click "Custom" or "Advanced", whatever, and define the partitions manually (iirc you should be able to even "Base Partition Setup on this Scheme" and have it auto-assign /, swap, etc. and then resize / down and create a /home partition). Anyhow it's simple to do and has lasting benefits down the road. I've gone from Red Hat to SuSE to Mandrake, all the while keeping my data stored in /home. You may have some anomalies due to differences in distros, but nothing too terribly noticeable, especially if you're just doing an upgrade.
 
  


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