jan.kratochvil at redhat.com
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:
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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