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Felicia to Gloria with multiple partitions

Postby marktech on Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:41 am

Hi, all -

When I installed Felicia I created separate partitions for the following:

Primary partition for /
Swap
/usr
/tmp
/var
and of course /home.


To upgrade to Gloria, I suppose the route which best combines safety and convenience is as follows:

Save markings in Synaptic to a file in /home
Backup /home [I'll be copying it entirely, including hidden files, to the server]
Fresh install to /, /usr, /tmp, /var

I suppose the three questions I have are these:

When I'm installing Gloria, can I simply leave /home unformatted and expect a problem-free upgrade, or should I start with a clean /home, and copy over what I need? [The latter is what I did when I upgraded my laptop from Elyssa.]

Will Synaptic in Gloria happily install markings from Felicia? I don't see why not.

I'm resigned to adding repos again in sources.list; does Gloria now include a neato way of adding keys [I haven't found it], or is it the apt-key route again?


Thanks in advance!
Mark, UK.
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Re: Felicia to Gloria with multiple partitions

Postby Carl on Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:35 am

Well I have a less complicated setup then you but I didn't have any problems, I have a / partition and /home partition as well as well the usual swap and what I did was select the partitions in the installs manual mode and then select which ones I wanted to format and the ones I didn't which included my home partition and there weren't any problems =]
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Re: Felicia to Gloria with multiple partitions

Postby marktech on Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:22 am

Thanks for that - I'll give it a go, and see what happens.
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Re: Felicia to Gloria with multiple partitions

Postby emorrp1 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:24 am

Answering you're three questions:

1) there's no such thing as a problem-free upgrade, as even config files can change with different versions. You should start with a clean home and only copy over what you need to minimise conflicts.

2) yes, it doesn't care what version you're running, just the package names, so you'll only run into problems if there's a felicia package unavailable in gloria.

3) I don't think so, but you can add the deb lines with a gui in synaptic.
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Re: Felicia to Gloria with multiple partitions

Postby marktech on Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:51 pm

Thanks for that; I'll start with a clean /home and proceed with care, I think!
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