I got a nightly build installed, since the alpha3 did not work for me. I want to know if there is a way to upgrade to the next nightly build from within Haiku or do we do a fresh install - which means I could loose all my files. There is nothing in the documentation about this
Unofficial method, that works for me
WARNING! Before doing this be sure that you have CD or flash drive, form what you can boot Haiku
0) Save all your documents; type “sync” command in Terminal to pervent data loss
- download raw image from here http://www.haiku-files.org/haiku/development/; extract it
- open haiku-nightly.image; new drive appears
- rename “system” folder to “-system”
- copy contents of mounted drive to your /boot drive
6.1) If all is OK then just delete “-system” folder and work happily with upgraded Haiku
6.2) If system became unbootable, then boot system from external partiton, delete system folder from your Haiku disk(NOT from external partiton) and rename “-system” to “system”; Reboot
Thank you X512 for your reply to my query.
I found that burning it to USB stick, booting from it and using the Installer also works pretty good without deleting my installed optional packages or my /boot/home folder and all in it. I read that development is on for an upgrade manager so we do not have to go through this lengthy process. Looking forward to using this amazingly fast OS.