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Thread: Walking the bleeding edge...

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    Walking the bleeding edge...

    Well, I found it quite amusing that I cannot even stand to use windows for one week, and that I simply need to stay with Ubuntu (addicted - new forum?). Regardless, I was hoping to get some assistance with my walking the bleeding edge problem.
    I simply have to use Feisty as it is so good at my hardware and some other issues with Edgy, but, there must be some careful ways to walk that edge. In other words, does anyone have some advice for someone who is using an unstable platform, but wishes it to be as stable as possible until official release?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Just make lots of backups. Of course this wont help the stability, but it might save you alot of headache one day.
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    What is the best backup program around or is it Mondo Rescue?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Check the forum often.

    If dist-upgrade wants to remove one or more crucial packages, wait until it no longer wants to before upgrading.


    Don't dist-upgrade while drunk. Ever.

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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Great advice! I did that once I had to get drunk again to fix it

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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Quote Originally Posted by wylie348 View Post
    What is the best backup program around or is it Mondo Rescue?
    Thanks!
    I usually just tar up my home folder. Here is a link for a full system backup using tar.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ghlight=backup
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Quote Originally Posted by ButteBlues View Post
    Don't dist-upgrade while drunk. Ever.
    Oh so true - and it can seem such a good idea! keep those backups = I just burn my stuff to a separate HDD, and also have a second /home partition which is always a useful thing if the main OS gets messed up.
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    and if you have a second hard drive, you could just rsync for periodic backups of key dirs.

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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunellus View Post
    and if you have a second hard drive, you could just rsync for periodic backups of key dirs.
    For me, that's the best way. I also back up all my settings and emails (invisible files in /home) and documents to a USB pen drive.
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    Re: Walking the bleeding edge...

    I am using Feisty right now.

    I use 'aptitude upgrade' regularly and this has worked fine without breaking my system.

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