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!
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> -Ed Howdershelt
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