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    Default Preferred upgrade path from BT4 pre-final to BT4 final?

    For those of us with hard drive installs of Backtrack pre-final (i.e. not boot disk, or vmware) what is the best method to upgrade to BackTrack 4 Final?

    Is there is a way to do it without a new install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v3rsificator View Post
    For those of us with hard drive installs of Backtrack pre-final (i.e. not boot disk, or vmware) what is the best method to upgrade to BackTrack 4 Final?

    Is there is a way to do it without a new install?
    As of right now the recommended procedure is to do a clean install.

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    Should be possible to do an upgrade, with a few conflicting packages (which can be removed). We made some core changes in the new iso (eg, no more metapackages), so you are generally better off reinstalling.

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    I dont think so but I new to BT4. apt-get update and apt-get upgrade did a mess on my system. ( postgres-81 cert problems )
    I now dowload the new CD and are looking forward to it.

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    Sounds like a clean install is the way to go then, I'll start backing up stuff...thanks.

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    The postgress error is probably due to SSL certs being enabled in the postgres*.conf. Disable SSL and you should be good to go.
    There's lots of small quirks like this along the way - for best results reinstall!

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    Default Re: Preferred upgrade path from BT4 pre-final to BT4 final?

    thought can direct upgrade,now looks like xp upgrade to win7

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    Default Re: Preferred upgrade path from BT4 pre-final to BT4 final?

    Read above and stop whining.

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    Default Re: Preferred upgrade path from BT4 pre-final to BT4 final?

    I would just clean install it. Grab a pack of 5 DVDs, back up your personal files, use one of them for the final, and you got Backtrack 4 Final, with all your favorite music, movies, and pictures! (of course, if your old system won't back up your files, thats a different story... 4.5 gigs of music, all gone! why?! why?!)

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    Default Re: Preferred upgrade path from BT4 pre-final to BT4 final?

    Why do people get so bent out of shape about installing the OS I mean man you got a install script on the live dvd desktop, there are text and video guides galore and it takes at most an hour to accomplish. Is it that much?

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