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Re: Upgrade Problem

Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I want to thank those of you who responded to my request for assistance.
> A number of the replies, particularly those that did not editorialize, 
> where useful in that they convinced me that reinstalling the OS is the 
> simplest remedy for the problems.
> Let us put this thread to bed and stop wasting backspace.

  you're welcome, but for the life of me i can't figure
out why finding a few large files on / and moving or
removing them as needed to free up space isn't a quicker
solution for now...

  anyways, good luck.  :)

  asides follow:

  when i set up my new system i purposely did not include
LVM because i felt i didn't need that added layer of
complexity.  i also didn't use separate home directories
or var directories like i had on previous installs.

  with the price of SSDs coming down i felt that it was
more important to just have everything together and if i
need to create more space it will likely be easier to 
just get another SSD and plug it in.  so my current 
configuration looks like:

Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2      412282128 194153408 197116244  50% /
/dev/sda3       45876068   4362484  39153472  11% /ro1-root
/dev/sda1         973952      2100    971852   1% /boot/efi

  and i have a swap space just in case i ever need it
(it rarely gets used):

/dev/sda4  935546880 974608383  39061504  18.6G Linux swap

  my /dev/sda3 partition is for running a backup stable
installation just in case i muck up the other testing/
unstable version on /dev/sda2 and need a fast way to 
get back on-line.  as yet another backup in case i really
mess up the system i have a stable installation to a
bootable USB stick.

  if you are installing to a newer machine be sure that
the EFI option is detected and used before you install
as fixing it afterwards can be painful.