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Re: Is that all there is to it??

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Tarek Soliman wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 01:27:06PM +0100, Joe Hart wrote:
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>> Cassiano Leal wrote:
>>> Tarek Soliman wrote:
>>>> An even nicer thing is that you can run sid in a chroot and "try before
>>>> you upgrade" if you have enough space on a partition.
>>> Really? I didn't know that. What are the basic steps to do it? I was
>>> really eager to try sid, but didn't want to break my etch and have to
>>> reinstall everything!
>>> Cheers
>>> Cassiano
>> The first step is to create a new partition for it, then install etch on
>> that partition.  It will update your grub to give two options for
>> booting etch.  Pick one of them and then change /etc/apt/sources.list
>> and change all occurrences of "etch" to sid, and then do:
>> apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.  You'll then have Sid.
>> Of course, instead of installing etch over again, you can just copy
>> everything to the new partition, but clean installs are easier to deal with.
>> Once everything is set up, you can choose to boot sid, or change which
>> system you are using without rebooting by using the chroot command.  See
>> man chroot for more information about chroot.
> If you have an internet connection that can do a netinstall,
> you don't actually need to partition anything, boot, or install.
> debootstrap will dump a debian installation into an empty directory.
> After following the howtos and debian docs on debootstrap I have this to
> say:
> The best way to debootstrap sid is to debootstrap stable and then chroot
> into it and upgrade it to testing then to unstable.
> You can also set up a vt to let you log in to the chroot.
> Also, mount rbind came in handy.

I forgot about debootstrap.  Shame on me.  I used that once to install
Gentoo from a knoppix disk.  It a very handy utility if you play around
with differnt distros.


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