[Novalug] Last question before re-installing Lucid
lug-user at drmikehenry.com
Tue Jun 1 06:31:12 EDT 2010
I've not been following this thread closely, but I like this
On 06/01/2010 12:46 AM, cmhowe at patriot.net wrote:
> [...] I could buy a new hard disk and install on that.
If it's in the budget, I'd buy another hard drive. This affords
you lots of room for error, as you don't have to erase anything
about your old installation, intentionally or otherwise. With
the entire old drive intact, you can refer back to the old
configuration as often as necessary while you are setting up the
new system. Any configuration changes you might have made on
the old system will be there for your inspection, so you can see
how it was done on your previous setup.
Longer term, after the installation works on the new drive,
you'll then have the old drive for making backups or for future
experimentation (e.g., you could try as many new distros as you
like on this drive without risking your working installation).
If you have a desktop system with a spare hard drive bay, it's
easy to connect the old drive that way. You might also get an
external chassis with USB, as you suggested.
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