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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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