Re: Upgrade SUSE 9.1 to 9.2
From: houghi (houghi_at_houghi.org.invalid)
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 05:17:50 -0000
> I recently upgraded from SUSE 9.1 to 9.2, doing a clean install to avoid
> problems. Prior to doing the install, I saved my entire 9.1 home directory
> to DVD. My question is how does one reinstall the KDE configuration data,
> email, addressbook, etc. from this backup? I tried just copying the entire
> home directory contents over (after saving the newly created 9.2 home
> directory contents first), but KDE would not boot after that, giving me
> weird linking errors. So, I deleted the 9.1 stuff that I copied over from
> the DVD and renamed the 9.2 home directory back. Should I just copy over
> the ./kde and other "./" directories from the saved 9.1 DVD contents? I
> read advice before about setting up a separate /home partition to
> facilitate upgrading, but it seems to me that would cause the same problem.
It depends how you have saved the stuff. Wether or not there is a /home
directory and what is in it should not be an issue. However you say
something about renaming your /home and about partitioning.
If you have /home on a seperate partition, you can not just start
copying and renaming this if you do that in the wrong order. I asume you
have made a login for any previous user.
Go to /home as root and do 'll' to see what you have there. Also look at
the permisions. Say you have one user 'houghi', do 'mv houghi
houghi.backup'. The next step depends on how you have saved your old
stuff. If you have saved the complete /home directory do 'cp
If you have not copied the /home directory, but just the things that
were in that directory, your first do 'mkdir houghi', then 'cp
/media/dvd/* /home/home/houghi' AND 'cp
I would do all this on [CTRL][ALT][F1] and use the tool 'mc'. The trich
is mainly to move and copy only the things inside /home, not /home
itself. The reason is that it will otherwise be looking for something
that is on a seperate partition called /home and that is not there.
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