sequence of things to upgrade/update MEPIS 11.0 (for 32 bit)

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sequence of things to upgrade/update MEPIS 11.0 (for 32 bit)

#1 Postby sps7 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:13 pm

I'd like to know the correct sequence of things to do in order to upgrade and update a M11.0 (32 bit) system installed on a desktop tower when M11.0 first came out. The tower was then packed up because I thought at that time I'd soon be delivering it to a relative. Now I want to upgrade that desktop tower to the latest OS (32 bit).

Since I did, over time as others here were doing it, the entire upgrade/update sequence on my own desktop tower (running only M11- 32 bit), I sort of recall the following in the sequence I went through over time-- tell me if this is correct so that I do it right in the not-yet-updated/upgraded M11.0 computer:

Step #1 (from 2011)-- Kmathern's forum step-by-step guide to do some important or very useful upgrade or installation
Step #2-- Liquorix-686 installation instructions [I suppose just use Synaptic to do this, but do this after Step #1 ?]
Step #3-- follow, in Forum Site Announcements, "Community upgrade instructions to KDE 4.6.5 (here) and to KDE 4.7.4 (here)"
Step #4-- Grub2 instructions in forum

If you could point me to the specific forum instructions for Step #1 and Step #4, I'd be appreciative. And I think I'd just use Synaptic to do the Liquorix-686 installation if it follows Step #1.

And can I alter the repos (from the original enabled set included in an initial, not-yet-upgraded/not-yet-updated installation of M11-32 bit) *before* I do any of the above steps or are repo additions/changes in some way dangerous to do before any of the steps?
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Re: sequence of things to upgrade/update MEPIS 11.0 (for 32

#2 Postby KrispyKritter » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:48 pm

The quickest and least painful might be a clean install of Roadblock 2b-32.

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Re: sequence of things to upgrade/update MEPIS 11.0 (for 32

#3 Postby sps7 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:53 pm

KrispyKritter wrote:The quickest and least painful might be a clean install of Roadblock 2b-32.

Steve


I first used DuckDuckGo.com (a search engine that doesn't track a user) to look for Danum's Roadblock. No luck, but DuckDuck said I should try Google which gave me the Google URL for it. I'm downloading it now.
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Re: sequence of things to upgrade/update MEPIS 11.0 (for 32

#4 Postby Danum » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Update to grub2.

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aptitude update
rm -rf /boot/grub
aptitude purge grub-gfxboot
aptitude install grub2 os-prober desktop-base

you can use apt-get in place of aptitude,

Roadblock 32 bit,
viewtopic.php?p=295973#p295973
The difference between Roadblock and the how to, Dolphin works as it should in both layout and use, plus the DVD uses the correct KDE 4.7 icons.
The build I said I would upgrade was a 64 bit, and it is uploading now for Steve to test before releasing.

I you want a Mepis/Roadblock background.png for Grub2, ask, it is included by default in the updated 64bit

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