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Martinezio 08-28-2009 05:44 AM

Well, Slackware 13 is finaly released as stable.
Where can I find this UPGRADE.txt notice? ;) Is it ready, or not yet?

brianL 08-28-2009 05:58 AM

See this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...are-13-750816/

Martinezio 08-28-2009 06:07 AM

Ok, I found it, thx.
But note from CHANGES_AND_HINTS.txt:
Quote:

*** INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 12.2 ***
(snip)
Also note that upgrading from 12.2 to 13.0 (64bit) is not supported.
But how about upgrading from -current x86 to 64-bit? It's rater switching between platforms than upgrading...

I know, that the best way is to reinstall from scratch, but I don't have any available disks to make backup of my files and data.
If I install from scratch OVER existing installation without re-formating the drive, is it possible to keep my data secure?

tomtomjkw 08-28-2009 03:36 PM

Buying and burning dvd or copying to pendrive or similar would be safest way. Next time you make fresh install, consider creating two partitions - one mounted as / , second as /home. That way you only have to take care of your /etc directory when making another fresh install.

onebuck 08-29-2009 08:28 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martinezio (Post 3660596)
Ok, I found it, thx.
But note from CHANGES_AND_HINTS.txt:

But how about upgrading from -current x86 to 64-bit? It's rater switching between platforms than upgrading...

I know, that the best way is to reinstall from scratch, but I don't have any available disks to make backup of my files and data.
If I install from scratch OVER existing installation without re-formating the drive, is it possible to keep my data secure?

You could shrink or move partition files to a temporary space. This would depend on your hdd configuration. If you have a primary allocation left with some space then you could create a filesystem on this. If not then hopefully you have the means to juggle the space on your available hdd by shifting space inward and moving the partition. Either by using another primary or creating a extended to have logical partition(s). Take a look a qparted.


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