Jan Kratochvil jan.kratochvil at
Sat Sep 21 19:34:45 UTC 2013

On Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:12:41 +0200, Phil Dobbin wrote:
> I was wondering as to why Ananconda has no facility to overwrite a
> distro already present on the target machine. I've studied it &
> apart from destroying the existing partition with GParted there
> seems to be no other way (this happens on 18 & 19).

"Overwrite" is a bit questionable what it should do, it can be done multiple
ways and none of them seems as a clean new installation to me.

What I do by hand is:
	mkdir /old
	mv /* /old
	Install new OS (sure without mkfs-ing the partition).
	Reboot to the new OS.
	Move the important parts/configs/etc. from /old/** to the new OS at /.
	rm -rf /old

That "mkdir /old; mv /* /old" part cannot be done from Anaconda GUI.


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