MxLinux – Reinstall will be down for several hours to install MX18.

     I attempted an in place upgrade from MX17 to MX18 and it failed.  At first only lightdm would not run, then it refused to mount NFS partitions which is critical here as both the /home directory and /var/mail spook directories are NFS mounted off of other servers.  It tells me “Operation Not Permitted” when I try to mount them.

     I restored MX17 from backups and tried again, again it broke in the same manner.

     Now I am installing from a fresh mx18 ISO image.  Hopefully this will work better.