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GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Changing Linux Distro On A Remote Box only via SSH (goudkov.com)

bcc123 writes: "Why would you ever need to do something like that?

Well, a lot of hosting companies offer only the software configuration of their choice. On top of that, most of them would not agree to send someone to the datacenter to be on the phone with you while inserting/changing CDs to help you install a distro of your choice.

It's easier to completely switch a linux distribution if the original configuration includes a swap partition. That partition can be reformatted to contain a fully-working system. Then, it can be used for booting up to let you free up the main partition(s).

But if there is no "spare" partition for you to use, of if it's too small for you to be comfortable in the future, or if you want to completely change the partition table, then here is how to do it."

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Submission + - Doctor Who goes on hiatus for a year (bbc.co.uk)

BigBadBus writes: "Looks like Dr.Who fans will have to go without their hero in 2009 after the BBC revealed the Time Lord will take a gap year. Might be a good idea considering the unpopular choice of Catherine Tate as the new companion. However, to please die-hard Whovians, there will be three specials in 2009."

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