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#26 2012-12-04 12:55:15

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

a. do I have to backup and restore my home dir? Or just install over what I have now and the OS updates but I still have my info & customizations?

You will have to back up everything you want to keep. A fresh install will wipe your home folder and everything else.

b. any reading about criteria (or even a recipe) to decide for [separate|joint] root/home partition?

There is no criteria. If you want separate home partition, you can have it. It basically comes down to whether you feel you need a separate root partition from your home partition. The major advantage that you will encounter is that in the future if you wish to install a new operating system in the place of waldorf root you will not have to back up your home partition.

The easiest way is just to have home and root on the same partition.

Otherwise, use the live waldorf, and type df-h to tell us what partitions you have. Or use gparted and take a screen shot. I can guide you through it. There is also a very useful LVM how to on the botton of el_koraco's signature.

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#27 2012-12-04 13:11:12

Eduardo Mercovich
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2012-10-21
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

> You will have to back up everything you want to keep. A fresh install will wipe your home folder and everything else.

Ok, the best time to do it is now. smile

>> b. any reading about criteria (or even a recipe) to decide for [separate|joint] root/home partition?

> There is no criteria. [...]
> The easiest way is just to have home and root on the same partition. [...]

That's it then. I don't change OS frequently, so they will go toghether.
Let's reinstall it.

Will come back after it to report.
Thank you all guys, you're awesome. :-)


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#28 2012-12-04 14:04:18

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

You would, of course, learn the beauty of partition management if you were to go for LVM.

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#29 2012-12-05 18:54:59

Eduardo Mercovich
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2012-10-21
Posts: 88
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

> You would, of course, learn the beauty of partition management if you were to go for LVM.

I would love it, but saw it late. I was already installing my -currently humming- Waldorf. :-)
Everything is super fine. I have minor tweaks to see, but will keep them in a separate thread.

In the meantime I would like to thank you all, but specially Dura, pidsley, ivanovnegro, and R3nCi for their support.

If you happen to be in Buenos Aires sometime, you have a beer waiting. :-)

Best regards...


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#30 2012-12-05 19:02:59

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

!Muchas gracias Eduardo! No pasa a menudo que la gente de las gracias. Acepto la invitación. wink

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#31 2012-12-05 19:06:08

Eduardo Mercovich
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2012-10-21
Posts: 88
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

> !Muchas gracias Eduardo! No pasa a menudo que la gente de las gracias. Acepto la invitación. wink

Tirame tu info a eduardo@mercovich.net y combinamos. :-)

Abrazo...


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#32 2012-12-05 22:05:05

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

^^ If I'm ever in Buenos Aires, I'll hold you to this, even if it means scouring the streets in an already intoxicated state, asking people for Eduardo.

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#33 2012-12-06 11:19:57

Eduardo Mercovich
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2012-10-21
Posts: 88
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Re: Upgrading to testing versions and #!/Debian best practices

dura wrote:

^^ If I'm ever in Buenos Aires, I'll hold you to this, even if it means scouring the streets in an already intoxicated state, asking people for Eduardo.

Great!
Just add at least my surname, there are probably a few Eduardos here... wink

Best.


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