On 2010-08-18 04:36, cliff-s wrote:
> thing is I’ve got most of my files under /usr cause Imade the home
> partition really small… my dad suggested that… he said if you make the
> home and boot partitions really small there wont be room for viruses…
I think he was pulling your leg >:-)
(I have never seen a virus in my linuxes. I have to go hunting for them on purpose and save them
somewhere, so that I can feed the antivirus with something. They are starving from boredom.)
Viruses filling up space, in Linux? Oh, common!
> (left me with sod-all space to save my files… so I moved it all to usr
> cause thats where the space was)
You are certainly going to lose everything in /usr or /opt, as they have to be formatted for a new
install. On an upgrade, files are preserved if they don’t belong to an rpm. Of course, an upgrade
means some work, and in your case, more, with uncertain result. Me, I would try (with a backup ready).
> I also ahve lots of programs installed that were a real problem to
> install, DVD video reading codecs and, things like that… I’m really
> scared to upgrade… I have a bad feeling I might loose something and not
> be able to replace it…
> backing up all my files on CD-RW’s will take a while…
I was thinking of a big, spare external disk via usb.
> ok, I’ve decided I’m gonna try the back-up and format and install the
> newest SuSE fresh, but I want to know if City of Heroes will run on it
> via windows emulation ‘City of Heroes | NCsoft’
I can not say.
My usual advice is to install to a fresh, spare partition, and test whatever you need to run in the
new system version
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))