Re: Which is best?
- From: Paul Bunion <Roddy9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 22:03:02 GMT
Clean install preserving /home is always recommended by experienced users.
I would say it is the recommended way for non-experienced users.
Experienced users know what will be best for them. ;-)
What do you expect to gain with update?
Keeping all settings in /etc, /boot and also things like cron. There are
more things outside of /home that can have an effect on your machine.
If you ask the question what you gain with an update, you must also ask
what you gain with a new installation.
What I actualy do is dualboot. This means installing a new version
alongside the old version. Then configure and copy what I need, mount
/home and I am done.
So what do I gain? What I gain is the certainty that my system a a frsh
and clean installation, ridden of all the rubbish I had earlier.
Now what do you _loose_ when you use an update:
If things go wrong, a lot. Because you do not have a system you can boot
into. Sometimes software you have installed yourself won't work
correctly. To me that is worse then not working at all, becasue it is
Now what do you _loose_ when you use a new installation.
Time. Depending if you overwrite the old settings, or dualboot, you will
need to re-configure almost everything again. Most of it will be /etc
Dual boot with new version. That sounds logical and a safe way to go.
That's what I'll do since I have the space. Thanks.
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