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Old 03-19-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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upgrading slack


i am currently running slackware 9.1 and i want to upgrade to 10.1....is it as easy as downloading the iso images and then installing? And does it keep all my current configurations or do i have to reconfig my machine?

or, is there an easier way to upgrade? i had heard somewhere that swaret is good but it doesn't work for me.

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Old 03-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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for me just download 10.1 iso and do fresh install.....
 
Old 03-19-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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yeah, a fresh install is the best way to go, IMHO...
 
Old 03-19-2005, 08:55 PM   #4
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so that basically means i will lose everything and have to reconfig my whole machine? ug, i was hoping to avoid that
 
Old 03-19-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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just backup all the config file or just backup /etc directory.

basically this is the simplest way rather than you get frustrated by the upgrade tools
 
Old 03-20-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
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so that basically means i will lose everything and have to reconfig my whole machine? ug, i was hoping to avoid that
Not necessarily. You do not need to wipe out your whole harddisk when doing a "clean" install.

If you have partition /home as a separate partition. And your data files are there.


To backup /etc:
tar -cvf etc-9.1backup.tar /etc

copy etc-9.1backup.tar to somewhere safe.

You can wipe out the rest of partitions (format). But choose not to format /home partition. Or whatever data partitions.

I have tried not wiping out /home and /opt (custome compiled software, for me)

Make very sure you know what you are doing.

The main thing which you want to clear when doing a fresh install is /, /usr.
Again, make sure you know what you are doing. Always take the safest path when dealing with your precious data.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 01:17 AM   #7
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Or just read UPGRADE.TXT and give it a shot. 9.1>10.1 is a jump but 10>10.1 works fine and, since you've got to back up anyway and would have to reinstall anyway, taking a crack at upgrading would, at worst, just waste a few minutes in between and, at best, give you an upgraded system with minimal tweaking. Either way.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 06:50 PM   #8
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thanks guys, i will give those suggestions a try before i do a clean install
 
  


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