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Re: [gNewSense-users] Install/Update Questions

From: Thomas Spear
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Install/Update Questions
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 18:00:22 -0600

Kevin -

Thanks for the prompt response.

I need to be able to install the boot loader in the gnewsense
partition instead of the mbr.  I also would prefer to use lilo instead
of grub.  I didn't see any way to do that when I installed from the
live cd.

On 1/9/08, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
> When installing gNewSense, it's best to use the actual gNewSense
> installer rather than installing Dapper and then installing gNewSense
> packages over that. Is there a reason you're using the Dapper
> installer rather than one of the gNewSense installers?
> You can find the gNewSense installers (There are both KDE and Gnome
> installers) and you'll want either of
> the 1.1 images.
> Once installed there will be a taskbar applet notifying you of
> updates. In the command line interface you can issues the commands
> "apt-get update" to check the repos for updates and then "apt-get
> dist-upgrade" to upgrade the packages you've got that are behind.
> On Jan 9, 2008 5:50 PM, Thomas Spear <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi -
> >
> > As is obvious from the questions below, I have no experience with
> > debian based distributions.
> >
> > I have the dapper alternative install disc.  Which option is best for
> > upgrading to gnewsense 1.1?  What commands do I need to run to perform
> > the upgrade?  I want to end up with exactly the same thing as
> > installing from a 1.1 live cd except I'll use lilo instead of grub.
> > (If the 1.1 live cd offered a 'no boot loader' option, I wouldn't need
> > to do this.)
> >
> > How do I find out exactly what updates are available for a 1.1 live cd
> > installation?  I really like gnewsense the way it is and don't want
> > any big changes, but security/bug fixes would be ok.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
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