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Postby The Doctor » Wed May 27, 2009 5:01 pm

I have found that with all the new Distro releases, I have to add an option line to the live CD "nolapic" to get the live CD's to run. I have never had to do that before and I have installed 198 distros and their updates.

1) If I go to install, will I have to do this and be able to do this to get the distro installed? I understand that this has something to do with multiple processors, which I don't have. I think there must have been some change with the new Kernel?

2) I have Linux Mint 6 right now. Will there be a simple upgrade way? A way so I won't have to loose everything I have done to the distro to date?

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Re: Nolapic

Postby RedWagon » Wed May 27, 2009 5:29 pm

You have installed 198 distros and their updates? o.O

Anyways, not sure on the installing thing but as far as upgrading to 7 (I'm not on the dev team so I can't say for sure) you should get an option here shortly in the updater to update the distro. As for "A way so I won't have to loose everything I have done to the distro to date?" do you have your home directory on a separate partition? If not I would highly recommend it, especially if you distro-hop often. Most all of the configuration files for programs are stored in your home directory. If you can keep your home directory on a separate partition or back it up on an external drive when you get to your new OS at least all of your program settings will still be there (browsing history, email, pidgin contacts, etc.) Other things like iptables, web and samba server settings, and your grub menu will not be copied.

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