[arch-general] Problems of using pacman and updating the filesystem

David J. Haines djhaines at gmx.com
Mon Mar 10 09:44:56 EDT 2014

On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 06:08:32PM +0000, Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) wrote:
>I see, so I can continue upgrading the system. This time, I only want to upgrade the system, and rebuild the kernel. When I need other operations, I will backup all data first.
>I will continue posting, thank you!
>Renzhi Cao
>Email : rcrg4 at mail.missouri.edu
>From: arch-general <arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org> on behalf of Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
>Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:04 PM
>To: arch-general at archlinux.org
>Subject: Re: [arch-general] Problems of using pacman and        updating the filesystem
>> On Sat, 2014-03-08 at 17:49 +0000, Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) wrote:
>> > By the way, I am thinking the upgrading process will only influence
>> > the system, not my data partition. I still need suggestions, am I
>> > think that correct? Or lack of experience.
>> Correct, but accidents happen, so _backup_ your data.
>On Sat, 2014-03-08 at 17:58 +0000, Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) wrote:
>> Ok, I have about 2T data there,  I need to go by a external disk to
>> back up the data, and then updating the system. Thank you
>Sorry for my broken English. I guess "accidents happen" does mean that
>sometimes data is touched by upgrades, but it isn't. I wanted to say
>that when fixing a broken install, then you could make a mistake, an
>accident, that will damage your data.
>Btw., please don't top post,

No, not "please don't stop posting," but rather "please don't top post."
In other words, your responses should be at the bottom of the e-mail so
that people can read from the top down and understand what's going on.

Good luck!
David J. Haines
djhaines at gmx.com
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