Re: painted into a corner
On Sun 19 Aug 2018 at 20:58:28 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 19 August 2018 17:33:32 David Wright wrote:
> > Can you not run your stretch installation then? In a new system, I'd
> > mount the old wheezy disk(s) and pull the files across. Leaving the
> > wheezy mount there makes it easy to look back at the old system in
> > case you forget a file or just want to see how you used to do a
> > particular something.
> That is what I'll likely do when I next boot to it, but the tools to make
> that easy are often in the missing list. I did get synaptic to install
> mc, but had all sorts of perms problems I didn't expect when I tried to
> use it, due I think to the changes in what says is ext4 on both disks.
> We will eventually get it sorted I hope. So I'll be, without a doubt,
> back with more problems but hopefully making progress over the next week
> or so. Progress always puts me in a better mood than I was for the first
> post in this thread.
My suggestion is along the same lines as David Wright's.
Boot the installer and stop when you get to partitioning.
Switch to a console (ALT-F2) and mount the wheezy and stretch
partitions. Use cp to copy files between the two partitions.