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    Default Preferred upgrade path from pre-final to 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 Final?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by b10m3ch4 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 Final?

    Is there is a way to do it without a new install?
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    Uh...yea, so does that mean "install from scratch", or dig for a "How To"?

    I don't see such a tutorial in the How To section.

    So, possible, or not possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b10m3ch4 View Post
    Uh...yea, so does that mean "install from scratch", or dig for a "How To"?

    I don't see such a tutorial in the How To section.

    So, possible, or not possible?
    Pretty sure it's going to need a reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b10m3ch4 View Post
    Uh...yea, so does that mean "install from scratch", or dig for a "How To"?

    I don't see such a tutorial in the How To section.

    So, possible, or not possible?
    I was just told to do a clean install as of right now.
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    You could find out all the changes between BT4pf and BT4f, do lots of apt-gets, a new kernel upgrade (final is using 2.6.30.X), and also manually install the tools that aren't in the repository.

    But, unless you have information that you cannot move/copy over, you are better off doing a fresh install.

    Sorry archangel...I was typing when you posted.

    Good Luck

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