Author Topic: [SOLVED] upgrade backbox 3.13 to back box 4 question  (Read 5208 times)

vriaeros

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on: October 11, 2014, 04:19:31 PM
Well finally the new release is here.
I have a question..How can I upgrade to version 4 without reinstalling it again and because I have an old HDD and I can't afford yet to buy a new one.
Can it be done such as in the instructions you gave for upgrading the 3.13 version?                                                                            http://forum.backbox.org/announcements/backbox-linux-3-13-released!/.
Please help.
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Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 10:29:26 PM
As i told you on the IRC chan, It is advised to install from scratch after backing up your data. It is a major release, a lot has changed in the core. Maybe you can borrow an hard disk from a friend of yours, just to copy your data and then restore them. But next time split your drive in partitions, so you can use a system partition with about 10Gb, it should be enough, and the remaining part will be used as data partition. Or you can also have a separate partition to mount as /home. It's up to you, but please organize your disk in a maintainable way.
You can try to upgrade the Ubuntu version to 14.04 from the Update Manager, and then import BackBox 4 repos, but it's not guaranteed it will work, and i think we won't offer support in such a situation, where breakages are likely and no one can verify them.

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Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 07:46:47 PM
Better to install it from scratch because theres usually more problems if you try to install it over the old system. Maybe borrow one from a friend, or backup all of your stuff to a usb or online cloud storage. then just install it clean