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Old 01-25-2008, 01:19 PM   #16
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You can try using etch-backports and see if the newer software you're seeking is there.
Old 01-26-2008, 08:37 PM   #17
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Hey, I have another question:

I read that it is a good idea to put your /home folder on a separate partition when you install. I didn't do this and am wondering if it would be possible to back up the essentials on a 2GB flashdrive. The thing is when I tried to copy and paste, even as root, it gives me tons of messages saying access denied for a good deal of files. If there an easy way to back up my system in case I break it?
Old 01-26-2008, 11:36 PM   #18
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Yes you can. If you use the commandline you can specify which files you want to copy, compress them and burn them on a DVD. A much neater solution is when you have a 2nd Linux machine available (that could easily be an older type, like a PII or PIII but it does require a harddrive large enough to fit all the files you intend to sync). In that case you could use the rsync command, to synchronize your /home folder with a specified folder on that 2nd machine. If you're in the UK, the Linux Format magazine has an article on making a seperate /home partition w/o the use of other hardware. I forgot if that's in the Jan. or Feb. issue... for ordering (back)issues


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