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Re: Etch back to Sarge



On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 01:41:48AM +0200, bigoperm wrote:
> 
> I need to downgrade from Etch back to Sarge. The only resource I have is 
> the original Sarge install CD. How can I use this CD to reinstall Sarge 
> (over Etch) without using any data?
> 
> My intuition tells me all I need to do is skip the partition phase of the 
> install, and things should be okay; however to do so requires that a root 
> filesystem must be mounted. Is there a boot option I can pass to the 
> installer to tell it to mount my already existing system? Thanks in advance.

Downgrading isn't supported.

Is that a typo: "without using any data" to be "without loosing any
data"?

You need backups of all your data.

Now for the obvious question:  why do you feel the need to downgrade?

Doug.



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