upgrade preparation

nepal.roade at googlemail.com nepal.roade at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 23 20:30:16 UTC 2009

Is such a thing possible/necessary?

I am currently running 8.10 with all updates so far and have updated kde to 

I originally decided to try Kubuntu because it was supposed to have a rolling 
update feature and I was tired of having to manually mess about so much 
everytime a new major version of a distro became available.

So is there any preparation that I need to do to smooth things for the 

I will ensure I have a full backup of my personal data.

I haven't done anything weird with the kernels and don't have exotic ;) 

How about when to do it. My thought is to set it going tonight when I go to 
bed and leave it unattended. I connect via a broadband router to the net. Is 
this wise to leave it unattended?

I notice a couple of others mention on this list that they upgrade 
successfully, so I really really want to try to upgrade this way from now on. 
Is this realistic?


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