going from 8.04 to 9.10

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 08:59:25 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-10-07 at 09:47 +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Still playing around with 9.10 in a Vbox and liking it more and more. So 
> I am still looking for any suggestions on the "best way" to upgrade.
> My computer has separate root and home partitions, one way I have used 
> before is to leave all "as is" on Home and reformat Root. Then reinstall 
> all my apps (that dont come by default) following that.
> But given the ext3 and ext4 "issue" and the shift from KDE3.5 to KDE4 I 
> am hesitant if this will really work this time around? File locations 
> for Kontact/KMail etc - will these be automagically upgraded/changed?
> If I tar all from home to an external disk (or simply copy it over as is 
> on an ext3 disk) will I get problems copying files back if I repartition 
> Home to ext4?
> Is there any point for a desktop/laptop to use ext4 instead of ext3?
> Any pointers or suggestions most welcome. The Kubuntu wiki simply states 
> that upgrade from 8.04 to 9.10 is not possible at the moment but "work 
> in progress".

I just took it in steps: Hardy to Intrepid to Jaunty to Karmic and it
worked pretty good. Ric

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