Monday, May 25, 2015

Upgrade from Debian Wheezy or install Debian Jessie in a clean way

Upgrade from Debian Wheezy or install Debian Jessie in a clean way?

Back up all the important data first.

My situation is that I have a personal computer I can work on. I also have a hard disk to back up the data.

I chose to install Debian Jessie in a clean way. I read the release notes. Many differences exist between Debian Wheezy and Jessie.

If I upgrade from Wheezy, I need to handle issues such as old config files.

Sometime later when I encounter problems, I will not be able to tell easily if it is a problem of upgrading or a problem of installing Debian Jessie.

Upgrading can cause more issues in my opinion.

It is best to install in a clean way.

Back up.
 
Format the / partition and other system partitions as ext4. Install Debian Jessie.


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