going from 8.04 to 9.10
wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 09:15:56 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-10-07 at 11:05 +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > 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
> Thanks for the reply - however with my internet connection here I would
> rather try and jump as many steps as possible... or it could take a week
> or so.
This is what it took for me, about a week. You have to fully update each
install before you can make the jump to the next. Sorry. Ric
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