Kubaceski wrote: DrTeeth wrote:
red-e-made wrote:I still haven't seen any Level 1 or Level 2 updates coming in (except for today, an update for mintUpdate), so I'm wondering when those of us who don't want to download, burn a new CD, and do a completely fresh install in order to upgrade are going to see these updates. Thanks.
This is being asked more and more and nobody can give a proper authoritative answer.
I'm running 9 and would like to bump to 10 but don't want to have to keep doing fresh installs (all of my schoolwork is on it...). That's the one thing is that since we get new versions pretty frequently, I'd like to be able to keep up... There probably is a way already. Is that what Level 1 and Level 2 updates means? Updating OS stuff, not just peripheral or security stuff?
There is, insure you properly slice up your drives. This is a pet peeve I have with distros like Ubuntu, they just lump everything on one slice which is a very bad habit to have. Minimum of slices when you install should be -
/boot (around 256 Meg is fine)
/ (12-15 GB fine, anymore is wasted IMO)
/var/log (256 MB is fine)
swap (1.5 Gig at the most, you really don't need more)
/home (the rest of the disk freespace)
/boot to keep the kernel safe
/var/log well get a stuck daemon or something that floods your logs which fills up your file system and the end result is a corrupted file system
/home So when you install/upgrade to the new version just don't "format" /home and your files are there. That in for the "most" part so are your desktop preferences, which may take a bit of tweaking due to the changes/upgrades of the OS. But really for the most part everything is usually "just there".
Again it's a very BAD habit to get into to install *nix the "Microsoft" aka lazy way of everything on one file system.