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Hamzah

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Upgrade VL
« on: July 03, 2010, 08:47:33 pm »

I hope my thread is not misplaced

I want to change (upgrade) my OS from vl6-light to vl6.0-std-gold. Can I install it from vl6-light by using image file "VL6.0-STD-gold.iso", not from cd?
How?
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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 09:09:27 pm »

I know there is a way to install just via the .iso directly, but I have not played with it.  For my acer netbooks I've always put the .iso on a pendrive via unetbootin and installed it from there.
Here is a link to a tutorial...
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/bootusb/unetbootin.htm
The tutorial will show you how to build p7zip a needed dependency for unetbootin but that is no longer necessary as it is in the repositories now and you can download it via gslapt.
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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 10:58:44 pm »

Hamza, there is no need to hijack unrelated threads and point them to your question. It won't get you any faster help as that is already the norm here. It is, however, impolite and disruptive. They have been deleted.
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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 01:19:39 am »

Hamza, there is no need to hijack unrelated threads and point them to your question. It won't get you any faster help as that is already the norm here. It is, however, impolite and disruptive. They have been deleted.

I'm sorry
I do apologize
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Hamzah

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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 01:21:05 am »

I know there is a way to install just via the .iso directly, but I have not played with it.  For my acer netbooks I've always put the .iso on a pendrive via unetbootin and installed it from there.
Here is a link to a tutorial...
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/bootusb/unetbootin.htm
The tutorial will show you how to build p7zip a needed dependency for unetbootin but that is no longer necessary as it is in the repositories now and you can download it via gslapt.


Thanks to you. But I just want to install on my hard disk without repartitioning. Is there a way for it?
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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 05:18:22 am »

Upgrading or installing over an old installation is not an option. You can achieve much of the functionality by installing xfce4 on top of Light, but you will not benefit from the many tweaks and customizations made by the VL developers.

You will achieve the best result by saving all your documents and files to another location (USB stick, external hard drive or separate partition on disk), then do a clean install.
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Re: Upgrade VL
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 08:13:15 am »

I'm sorry
I do apologize
Accepted...  ;)

About your update question, one common method is to use a separate /home partition and telling the installer to "import" it during a new install. This way, all your documents and settings remain in place. Do make a backup first just in case, as things can always go wrong. That said, I have done it myself quite a few times without backing up due to lack of space or media, without any problems... ;D
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