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Updataros11

Description: Easy updater for AROS system
Download: updataros11.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 9kb
Version: 1.1
Date: 26 Aug 08
Author: Paolo Besser
Submitter: Paolo Besser
Homepage: http://www.vmwaros.org
Requirements: A recent working AROS installation
Category: utility/workbench
Replaces: Updataros1.lha
License: APL
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Welcome to UpdatAROS 1.1 readme

UpdatAROS is a shell script which allows easy updating
of AROS system files by copying the ones of a newer nighlty
build to an already-installed and configured system.

UpdatAROS has been improved to be compatible with newer
nightly builds, and it should handle without issues any
kind of installation. There are things that you must know,
though, before upgrading a working system.

AROS is changing rapidly and some newer system file might
be not compatible with older apps and even older system
programs. Before upgrading with UpdatAROS, please make a
backup of your important data, since the system may become
unstable or barely-bootable.


USAGE

UpdatAROS must be copied on a validated, writable
partition of the hard drive before running. It can't
be launched from an optical media (CD/DVD) and the
system partition must be writable.


IMPORTANT ADVICE ABOUT GRUB 2

Newer AROS nightly builds use a newer bootloader called
GRUB2 instead of the plain old GRUB used before. They use
different boot files and the newer version don't use
the files /boot/STAGE1 and STAGE2 anymore. Updating an old
GRUB system with a new GRUB2 nightly may lead to boot
problems. For this reason UpdatAROS keeps the oldest files
and creates a copy of the original kernel. To restore the
old kernel just do these steps:

1. boot the system with the new nightly build
2. open a shell and give this command:
   protect rwed ADD ALL dh0:boot
3. open /boot/grub/menu.lst with the AROS editor
4. look for your default boot option and replace the
   string "aros-pc-i386.gz" with "aros-oldkernel.gz"
5. save and exit
6. remove the nightly CD and reset the system

This should make your old AROS installation work again,
at least the kernel will do: it's compatibility with
other system files is not warranteed.

PEOPLE WILLING TO CHANGE GRUB WITH GRUB 2 ARE ENCOURAGED
TO REINSTALL AROS FROM SCRATCH, USING INSTALLAROS.


PARTITION NAMES

UpdatAROS uses conventional names for AROS: and Work:
partitions, which are generally mapped to DH0: and DH1:
respectively. If you use different partition names, please
open UpdatAROS with your favourite AROS editor and look
for these lines:

; create necessary assigns
ASSIGN sysource: "AROS Live CD:"
ASSIGN sydest: SYS:
if $EXTRASPATH eq DH1:Extras
   ASSIGN othdest: DH1:
ELSE
   ASSIGN othdest: DH0:
EndIf

Please change all DH0 and DH1 with you partitions names.
Some other DH0 and DH1 might be also elsewere.


NO WARRANTY

UpdatAROS comes "as is" without any explicit or implicit
warranty. Use at your own risk. The Author won't answer
for any data loss or damage done by UpdatAROS.











































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