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Re: Anyone has the experience of upgrading Debian from woody to lenny?

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 12:05 +0800, Kun Niu wrote:
> Just wish me good luck then.
> Or I'll have to go thousands of miles to check my system.
> That'll be really awesome for me.
> And a live cd will be a really good idea.
> Thank you for your kind reply.
> On 2009-08-04 22:41, Kun Niu wrote:
> [snip]
> >  We've encountered the problem upgrading the kernel to 2.6.8.
> >> Is that Etch?
> >>
> >
> > No. Woody provides both 2.4 kernel and 2.6 kernel. But the default is the
> > 2.4 one.  There's a 2.6 verion in the branch.
> >
> Ah, I remember that now...
>   It seems that apt-get fail to execute the update-initramfs and the box
> >>
> >>> fails
> >>> to boot.
> >>> I execute the command by hand.
> >>> But I haven't rebooted my machine since then.
> >>> Hope that the new kernel will work for me.
> >>> Is there anything else I should pay special attention to?
> >>> Thanks for any attention and reply in advance.
> >>>
> >>>  Are you trying to go straight from Woody to Lenny?
> >>
> >
> > Yes. That's what I want.  Would that be too dangerous?
> > We've encountered the boot failure problem.
> > But the system works fine when switching back to the old 2.4 kernel.
> >
> I don't think that Debian ever supports skipping major releases, and also I
> think that before moving to Etch you should be running the 2.6 kernel and
> have upgraded apt, dpkg and other important utilities.  But if 2.6.9 won't
> boot, that's a problem.
> Somewhere on debian.org are pages on how to upgrade from Woody to Etch.  So,
> I'd read them first and try it.
> If that doesn't work, then I'd think long and hard about doing a fresh
> install.  (Hopefully you have /home and any data directories on separate
> partitions.)  Also, I'd get a Live CD and see if it boots on your system.

I wrote down my experience with upgrading from an even older system
some weeks ago,  I just can't remember the subject and which ML.
Going to search my sent folder, I'll be back soon.

Please don't Cc: me when replying, I might not see either copy.
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