Re: upgrade from 1.2.13 to 2.0.X

Doug Ledford (
Tue, 01 Apr 1997 05:21:31 -0600

> hi all
> i have question, i want to upgrade my linux from 1.2.13 to 2.0.29,
> but i have problem, i'm ISP, then i dont want to shutdown the system to
> long, so is everyone can tell me what the best way to upgrade, and in
> wich order to do it, i upgrade my kernel and after my utilitys program,
> or my utilitys program and my kernel after.?

Set up a spare machine, upgrade using the latest of your favorite
distribution, copy across your various system modifications, update your
bootup config so that it matches the current server, if you have a home
filesystem not on a separate hard drive then copy that across as well, take
the server down, put in the new hard drive, bring the server back up.

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