Re: Upgrade Problem
- Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 22:15:05 -0500
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upgrade Problem
David Wright composed on 2019-01-04 19:21 (UTC-0600):
> On Fri 04 Jan 2019 at 14:02:27 (-0500), Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
>> Felix Miata wrote:
>>> Stephen P. Molnar composed on 2019-01-04 12:57 (UTC-0500):
>>>> I haven't messed around with partitioning since the early days of
>>>> Slackware, and that was with a great deal of trepidation?
>>> You just multiplied my curiosity about what exactly was responsible for your current partitioning
>>> scheme, not to mention what will be used for your planned reinstallation.
>> The installer for Debian Stretch has an new option thzt thought I'd
>> try.: separate /home, /var and/temp partitions.
You did that for this Jessie to Stretch upgrade? That sounds like "messing around with partitioning"
> Ignoring /home as it dwarfs / in size, it would be very easy to make a
> mistake if you take an existing installation and hive off the /tmp and
> /var into separate partitions. The problem boils down to leaving the
> existing /var contents (in the root filesystem) in place when you
> mount the new var partition onto /var, thereby making those files
So, boot rescue media, mount sda1, and check the contents of <mntdir>/var/. Its apt cache might be
loaded, thus you might not any more have reason to reinstall - just delete everything in it and
reboot. If something goes wrong, you planned on reinstalling anyway. :-)
> I would advise you to keep your separate /home partition. Except for
> dot files/directories, they're independent of the OS. It makes
> reinstallation and upgrades a lot easier.
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