[mythtv-users] Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 disasters - please help; (
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Tue Jan 26 11:46:40 UTC 2010
>> 'dpkg -l | grep myth | grep 21' returned nothing, I think apt-get was
>> messed up. I am currently thinking a clean install is the way to go.
>> I have a mysql backup. If I keep the media partisions I should be
>> able to keep the recorded programs.
> Might save you a lot of headaches in the long run, but it is a nerve wracking
> proposition. My system has been upgraded from 8.04 -> 8.10 -> 9.04 -> 9.10 and
> its getting a little crufty :( But a clean install is a scary thought. The
> size of media recordings makes it impractical to back them up.
> Plan thoroughly, backup what you can and step carefully I guess ;)
I have always found it faster to do a clean install. Provided you
separate "/" on a different partition to /home and your media files it
shouldn't be difficult. Make sure you back up the database and /etc to
save reconfiguring things like /etc/fstab and other settings.
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