[Mageia-dev] ANNOUNCE: The /usr move cometh! <---- Instructions

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 11:48:45 CEST 2012

On 22 July 2012 02:12, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> Here is how to update your cauldron systems:
>  1. Run "urpmi --auto-update" install everything that can be installed.
>  2. Ensure that latest dracut is installed. Run "urpmi dracut" to make
> sure (it may have been excluded in the --auto-update if it was in a
> transaction with other packages that could not be installed).
>  3. Ensure that you do not have zapata or dpkg installed (rpm -e zapata;
> rpm -e dpkg)
>  4. Generate a new initrd and include the conversion script: dracut -f
> -a convertfs
>  5. If you have /usr on a separate partition
>      - Ensure there is enough free space to hold /bin, /sbin, /lib and
> /lib64 content.
>      - If your /usr is mounted readonly, change your /etc/fstab to mount
> it rw.
>  6. Reboot.
>  7. At the bootloader prompt, edit the command line and append: "rw
> rd.convertfs" (without the quotes) to your command line and then boot.

That means that live upgrade from mga[12] to mga3 through mgapplet
won't work...

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