10.4 upgrade vs install

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat May 1 23:19:59 UTC 2010

I have to say that my experiences has been just the opposite. I 
generally upgrade a version or three between fresh installs. Upgrade 
from9.10 to 10.4 went smooth and no glitches. Just have to learn where 
the newer versions of some software moved things.

On 05/01/2010 05:51 PM, cherryfinals wrote:
> I've been noticing a lot of complaints both on this list and several 
> others on upgrading from 9.10 to 10.4.
> Over the last couple of years, I have learned a dear lesson. The 
> lesson is that you should have all your personal data and various 
> configs on a secondary drive. When a new system is released, *never, 
> ever use the update function*. Over the last five years I've been 
> using Kubuntu, /I have yet to see an update work perfectly, first 
> time./ During this time, I've installed and updated more than two 
> dozen systems at home and at my office.
> I've learned to unplug my secondary drive and perform a new [totally 
> wiped] install to my primary drive, from the CD. After it is installed 
> and tested, I install all my favorite programs and only then, do I 
> plug the secondary drive and redirect my application software to all 
> the old content and WiP.
> That's just been my experience and of course, your milage may vary.
> Good luck!
> Stan
> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
> soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> -Ed Howdershelt

Some people are like Slinky's.

Not good for much but fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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