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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.


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