*I tried 4 times to upgrade with dvd and ended up with a nonworking system. During installation/upgrade gave me a s**t load of errors.
pc i2600k @ 4000 ssd boot and 10tb raid-5 data 16gb ram.
if not possible to upgrade and need clean install (works) can I use .conf files from 12.1? Would hate to conf lamp and else all over from scratch.
Upgrading (in the meaning of “going from one version f e software to answer version in some manner”) is not a realy well defined term.
As you say you use the DVD, I assume that you use the Upgrade possibility offered there in one of the first screens. AFAIK this is only realy supported from one version to the next and you are jumping one version more. That said, there are several threads here reporting succes and failure.
First thing you should do is either confirme that you checked the downloaded ISO file (md5sum or other) and that you also checked the burnt (burn as slow as possible and use good DVDs) DVD.
Then, you say you got lots oferrors, but you do not post any of them, thus no comment possible.
IMHO the best way to upgrade would be to do a fresh install, where you of course keep your /home partition (I hope you have a separate /home partition), and import the existing user base.
Oh yes, and there is no need to make your whole post in italic. We can perfectly read the default font of the forums.
And about your system configuration files in /etc (I guess that is what you mean with .conf files, else pleaseexplain what you mean), I assume that you have a backup of your system anyhow and a extra one before you start to upgrade. In that backup you will have /etc (or else make a separate backup of it for easy access). Thus crosschecking and copying of (parts of) old config files into new one (in an intelligent way) is easy possible.
On 2013-04-16 14:56, antsu1 wrote:
> -I tried 4 times to upgrade with dvd and ended up with a nonworking
> system. During installation/upgrade gave me a s**t load of errors.
> pc i2600k @ 4000 ssd boot and 10tb raid-5 data 16gb ram.
Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes
A direct upgrade (offline method) is possible but not always works. It
may be better to do it in steps.
Besides, there is a problem (bug) when you have a raid, because the name
of the raid device is not the same from inside the upgrade live system
as it is in the installed system, which thus fails to mount the raid
afterwards. It is not something I have direct experience with, and thus
it is not documented in the wiki.
> if not possible to upgrade and need clean install (works) can I use
> .conf files from 12.1? Would hate to conf lamp and else all over from
You can use “meld” to adapt the new config files with the old as
templates from a backup.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)