bwjpg wrote:I have been using Bianca as my primary OS since March in a dual Linux/XP setup with ordinary hardware. I fancy giving Cassandra a try. But before I use all that bandwidth downloading the ISO I wanted to know what was the best way of upgrading.
Based on my newbie understanding these are the options
1. Tweak Bianca to 'make' it Cassandra. I'd have to update the kernel and redirect the repositories and it all sounds rather involved and even then I'd probably still miss out on things like the new artwork.
2. Download the Live CD, burn it, put it in the drive and reboot... and then?
I was hoping that the Live CD would detect that I had Bianca installed and do all the stuff in point 1 automatically leaving my precious data intact. But I rather doubt it will be that simple.
When I was first getting the ATI drivers to work on my system I killed the GUI quite a few times (I am an experienced Dos/Windows user after all). One of the solutions I tried was to boot my computer using the Live CD of Bianca thinking it would be able to see the Linux ext3 partitions. No such luck the Live CD can not see ext3 partitions. If you know a way of flipping a switch to fix this I would be happy to hear what it is.
So how do I install Cassandra over Bianca?
Do I have to carve another chunk out of my NTFS partition and make another entry on the GRUB and just leave Bianca where it is?
Will the Cassandra installer detect the ext3 partition and say 'hey you've got a Linux partition do you want to wipe this and put Cassandra there?' Losing all my precious data in the process.
Is there another way?