How can i update?

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

How can i update?

Postby Qubix on Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:48 pm

Ok , so I have Daryna installed , and I LOVE IT :P When Elyssa comes out , can I update over this version, without loosing any data on my hdd, or do i have to reinstall the entire OS? If i can simply update, how can i do it? Cheers :)
Qubix
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:39 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: How can i update?

Postby MagnusB on Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:35 pm

Yes, you can use dist-update (?), but generally it is recommended doing a clean install each time. Now, as for the need to install a new version, it is only if you, like me, are suffering from the well known decease of having to run the latest at no matter what cost. Many people tend to stay at a version they are comfortable with and they find stable, but hopefully Elyssa will get LTS (Long Term Support).
I prefer a clean install each time I update, but some has used dist-upgrade with some success, some have had troubles with it, and I think you will miss out on the newest artwork as well :)
Image
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
--Dean Martin
MagnusB
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1255
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:39 pm
Location: Norway

Re: How can i update?

Postby Qubix on Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:30 am

Clean install it is then! 8)
Qubix
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:39 pm

Re: How can i update?

Postby belovedmonster on Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:58 am

Put home on a separate partition and then you can upgrade OS without any loss of data.
User avatar
belovedmonster
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:34 pm

Re: How can i update?

Postby ubromtoo on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:31 am

Let me second the suggestion to use a separate /home partition : this is sooo much easier for a re-install

or a new install.
ubromtoo
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:57 am

Re: How can i update?

Postby Qubix on Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:43 am

Well home is actualy on a separate partition, a 20gb partition, and my stuff is on a 140 gb partition called hda5. So can i update without loosing the stuff on hda5?
Qubix
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:39 pm

Re: How can i update?

Postby MagnusB on Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:46 am

Yes, but clean out hidden folders first. Most programs save their settings in /home/username/.folder (. in front of file/folder name will hide the file/folder), but these can cause complication if you upgrade :)
Image
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
--Dean Martin
MagnusB
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1255
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:39 pm
Location: Norway

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 0ddity, Google Adsense [Bot] and 25 guests