[SATLUG] For the bleeding edge....

Dennis Myhand dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Sat Mar 14 11:17:08 CDT 2009


Yeah.  Some things are a bit odd.  I don't mean to start a flame war 
here but give thank God you are using apt.  I have spent the last week 
working with an rpm system (centOS 5.2) and it has been extremely 
frustrating trying to work with an rpm based distro again.

Richard Suberg wrote:
> Thanks, all I have to do is copy the dir structure to somewhere else and
> presto! My entire Linux setup is backed up.  (due to the screwy way that
> wubi creates the directories for Linux).
> 
> Tree:
> │   Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe
> │   Ubuntu.ico
> │   metadl_log.txt
> │   curl_log.txt
> │   wubi.exe
>> +---disks
> │   │   root.disk
> │   │   home.disk
> │   │   swap.disk
> │   │   usr.disk
> │   │
> │   +---boot
> │   │   │   System.map-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │   abi-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │   config-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │   memtest86+.bin
> │   │   │   vmcoreinfo-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │   vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │   initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
> │   │   │
> │   │   L---grub
> │   │           device.map
> │   │           default
> │   │           menu.lst
> │   │           menu.lst~
> │   │
> │   L---shared
> +---docs
> L---winboot
>         menu.lst
>         wubildr
>         wubildr.exe
>         wubildr.mbr
> 
> Richard
> http://www.kevinspitcrew.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
> Of Dennis Myhand
> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 7:03 AM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] For the bleeding edge....
> 
> Richard Suberg wrote:
>> For those that live on the bleeding edge, how do you easily upgrade from
> one
>> version to another in the same flavor?  Ie ubuntu 8.10 -> 9.04 without
>> having to reload the entire system, as in do it within the system itself.
>>
> 
> I believe what you seek is found in the phrase:
> 
> apt-get upgrade distro
> 
> 
> Oh yes, do be careful, no gaurantees implied, and your milage may vary. 
>   Peace, Dennis
> 
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