upgrading from 1.0 help

  • Brennan
Posted: Fri, 12/07/2007 - 02:25
I'm really new to linux, and the instructions on the upgrade page are greek to me. I can't make any sense out of it. Could someone give me some help with it, down to the last key stroke? Quite literally, I can't figure out one step. I'll be honest, I thought I was good with following instructions, and had a pretty decent understanding on how to operate a computer...but this upgrading process has most definately put my ego in check. Thanks in advance, Brennan

The basics

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 12/07/2007 - 09:22
Step 1. Make sure your repository is updated Gnome foot -> Accesories -> Terminal. Type in the terminal su, enter the root password type: gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/64studio.list Make sure you have the line mentioned and without a # on the left. The lines which have a # on the left are "comments" i.e. not considered. If not, type it on the gedit window and save. Step 2. Etch only. Comment out means to put a # on the left so that that line is not taken into account. Lines like these are OK: deb http://security.debian.org/ etch .... deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch/updates .... If you see unstable, testing or sid, instead of etch, comment out that lines. Save the file, you can use your mouse for that :-) Step 3. Upgrade In the terminal, as root, means you have previously done "su" and have the # (nothing to do with the comments this time) instead of the $ you normally have as a user. Type the line suggested. I recommend you take a look at www.tuxfiles.org. They explain the Linux basics. Best Regards Pablo