[CALUG] upgrades for a newbie

Eric K. Dickinson Eric.Dickinson at nih.gov
Tue Oct 18 05:57:46 CDT 2005

The way I do it is sorta like this....

1) print the /etc/fstab

2) boot on the Slack install disk (1)

3) Mount all your partitions under the /mnt directory
i.e. "mount /dev/hdaX /mnt" where X is your / directory
"mount /dev/hdaX /mnt/boot" where X is your /boot directory
until everything is mounted

4) run pkgtool and select remove packages.

5) select everything, unfortunately one at a time.

6) quit pkgtool

7) run setup and proceed through the normal install of
your preference.


Eric K. Dickinson CNE, GNU/Linux Geek
Windows 2000 MCSE, CISSP
8778548389 at page.metrocall.com
NRA Indoor Pistol Master

Russ wrote:
> Hello,
> What is the best way to upgrade from Slackware 10.1 to 10.2.  I'm new to
> Linux and dont know the easiest way to accomplish this.
> Sincerely,
> Russ Main
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