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Old 03-11-2004, 05:45 AM   #1
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Upgrading from 9.2 to 10

Anyone got any advice on how to upgrade 9.2 to v10 ?

I am a bit of a noob, and spent all last week getting this mandrake 9.2 install just how i want it, with gnome 2.4 etc.

I would love to see what v10 has in it, but not if it means returning to a vanilla install.

Any ideas ?

Old 03-11-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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But you can have fun doing it all over again!
Old 03-11-2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Dr. Ephemeron
But you can have fun doing it all over again!
Old 03-11-2004, 09:33 PM   #4
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when u install it there will be an option to upgrade ,

check this site out it has every thing u want to know about mandrake 10 Community Edition with screenshots too , but he says to upgrade at ur owb risk as it can cause problems.
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I have read some accounts of successfull upgrades. I'll try it myself. I'll let you know if my box is still alive after that.
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My personal recommendation is to stay away from the "upgrade" feature. I have a basic partition setup -- just swap, /, and /home -- and I usually get the MDK updater to format the / partition, so I get a "clean" install whilst retaining all my /home data. It does mean having to reinstal/recompile a lot of apps and RPMs you might have installed to/in root, but I each new release of Mandrake is a good opportunity for me to "clean house" anyhow

In fact, due to the switch from KDE 3.1.3 to KDE 3.2, I created a new user account as well, and copied all my old data over (sparingly). The old user account was very cluttered due to much fiddling with 9.2, and I found that a new account really shows off Mandrake 10.0's straighforward, crisp, clean feel.

I did an "upgrade" from Mandrake 9.0 to 9.1 once, just out of curiosity. It installed and booted okay, but starting x was very wobbly, and neither GNOME nor KDE would startup. Never really tried an upgrade again after that.



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