Upgrade or clean install

Gerry Tool gstool at earthlink.net
Tue May 18 16:23:23 UTC 2004

Mark Haney wrote:
> On Tue, 18 May 2004 11:42:13 -0400, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>  
> wrote:
>> Upgrades should work fairly well, but clean installs are always nicer  
>> and,
>> well, cleaner. I recommend making /home a separate partition, and 
>> that  way,
>> you can reinstall the OS without touching user data.
> Thanks for all the input on this.  It's pretty much the same of 
> arguments  I've heard from friends, not that I expected any earth 
> shaking remarks.  I  learned a LONG time ago to have /home in a separate 
> partition so all 8 of  my linux boxes at home are setup that way.  I 
> have a test box that I've  used to test the test releases and found no 
> real major issues.  I just  wanted to see if anyone else had some bad 
> experiences with it.
The only bad experiences seem to be some subset of people who do a fresh 
install of FC2test3 (may also be true for FC2, but not yet confirmed) on 
a box with dual booted windows xp and using grub to control the multi-boot.


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