Re-install

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Well I messed around this afternoon and managed to totally break my menus so after messing around for a few hours, I backed everything up and did a new install of Preview 81a then updated everything including unstable. I total of 211 packages and Im back in business. I still need to copy my backup stuff back over but man everything is running so much better. I had been using this partition since I converted it from Mandrake 9.2 to PCLinuxOS preview 4 and been updating all this time. So all in all something good came out of something bad. Everything is snappy again. I'll probably be moving everything from unstable tomorrow into updates. I didnt run into any conflicts updating my p81a install from unstable so I'll get to rocking with new packages again.

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re: Re-Install

I know it can be a disappointing to lose an old install like that, kinda like burying an old friend. Sad At least it's running better so that's good.

Do you think that the fact you are a developer and are building and testing new packages many times over contributed to the "bogged down" feeling you were experiencing?

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re: Re-Install

The same thing happened to me when finally made the unionfs livecd-install to work. Accidently overwrote my production partition, true enogh it was only pre8 so it existed only since dec 2004, but it is lot snappier now than before.
My pre4 is still alive and kicking Smile

ikerekes