|Art Alexion on 1 Sep 2004 18:11:02 -0000|
LeRoy Cressy wrote:
Art Alexion wrote: | LeRoy Cressy wrote: | |> |> | Now, a follow up question: If I plan to install a new distro on the |> | remaining 15 g, should I move /home first, or wait for the new |> distro to
My first two systems were RH 5.2 & 6.2. I read the RH manual from the boxed set before installing 5.2, and the maddog Dummies book before installing 6.2. These distros went on an old computer that Windows didn't like after a move (would recognize either the NIC or the CD-ROM, but refused to acknowledge both simultaneously. I had bought 5.2 the year before to try on a laptop with an external CD-ROM, but the installer refused to recognize the drive to install from the CDs, and I never braved a network install. Anyway, I followed the recommendations for partitioning and was thereafter precluded from installing Corel Office (I had been using Quattro Pro & Paradox for my work in Windows) due to inadequate space in the target partition (though there was plenty of space on the drive).
By the time I tossed them for RH 7.2, I narrowed my partition choices to /, /boot & /swap. Problem now is that I have been using 7.3 a long time and have a lot of stuff I don't want to lose.
[The stupidest thing I have done is delete stuff -- as a normal user -- in Konqueror split view, when moving stuff from one computer to another. I kept losing track of which pane was which and deleted stuff before copying it. I have switched to gentoo for graphical file management; it seems to be intuitively clearer where you are. Never did anything stupid as root -- yet.]
For a listing of the distributions that are now available see http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html
Russell Nordquist wrote:
7.3 is long in the tooth. Upgrading is a good idea. My advice is toI took Sean Finney's advice and rysnc'ed home to the new 5 g partition renamed the old /home to /home.old and mounted the new partition on /home. So I have a working /home in the new partition of the new drive. I think I will follow your advice and install the new distro with it's own /home, and then mount the /home partition within it. Meanwhile, I can keep the backup /home.old in case anything goes wrong.
I'm willing to bet that once you have a more recent Linux install you
That is what I am hoping.
Well, I have a copy of Mandrake 9.1 (heard there were CD-ROM problems with 9.2) that I might try. Novell is sending me the kit with SuSe, but I don't have access to a DVD in order to burn the ISOs, so I have to get someone to do it for me.what distro are you going to try for the new one?
I have been intrigued with a hardware optimized Gentoo install, but don't have any ISOs or CDs.
Any opinions -- plus or minus -- on those choices?
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