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Old 06-29-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
grizzly
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upgrade -- re-install?


I am running Slack 8.1 right now, and after doing some reading I am now considering upgrading to Slack 9. My question is: Can I just do an upgrade or do I have to do a complete re-install? My workstation is so sweet right now, I really don't want to have to start over and reconfigure everything. But if that is what needs to be done, I will.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:50 AM   #2
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Why not save your current setup with partimage or similar?
Then you have a return path if you run into problems.

You might like to investigate Swaret, I've seen favourable reports
and you can apparently upgrade 8.1 or later
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:51 AM   #3
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Never touch a running system.

You could upgrade your system, but you have to read carefully the instructions.

If you really want to upgrade (= if you _must_ upgrade), make a fresh re install (make backups of /home, /usr, and /etc).
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:07 PM   #4
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I dual-boot w/XP and I use 'Acronis True-Image v6.0'. I use it to make an image of my entire slack-9.0, hdb. It will support any Linux fs, including reiserfs.

I monkey around w/ my slack system with great confidence, because if I screw it up I can restore the entire slack system easily. I've only had to restore once, and when you do, your slack system is like it was when you made an image w/ it(grin).

I've used 'ghost' before, but IMHO, True-Image is better by a long shot! Anyway, ghost don't support the fs's that T-I does.

BC
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:17 PM   #5
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You can upgrade. Read the UPGRADE.TXT file in the slackware 9 cd. But I'd recommend a fresh install, as you get a cleaner system that way.
 
  


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