Dapper to Edgy problems

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 15:44:40 UTC 2006

Daniel Axtell said the following at 12/25/2006 09:02 PM :
> I've got a new machine that's fairly generic desktop (dual core, Nviidia
> card, no weird hardware) that was running Dapper quite well.  I thought
> I'd give Edgy a try before I started using the machine, so I followed
> the instructions for using apt-get to upgrade.  Big mistake -- I can't
> get the machine to boot now.
> I'm wondering if I do an Edgy install from scratch (because I want to
> try some of the newer version of KDE, etc.) is it likely to be a stable
> machine?  Or am I better off sticking with 6.06?

You should be fine if you do this. I was never able to complete an upgrade
from dapper to edgy successfully -- but from a fresh install, edgy has been
fine on the same machines.

> Is it possible to reinstall 6.06 without reformatting the disk?  I don't
> want to lose my home directory.

I'll defer to others on that one. I always reformat completely when I
install from scratch, so it's not something I've ever tried.

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