10.4 upgrade vs install

phantom21 at mindspring.com phantom21 at mindspring.com
Sat May 1 23:24:37 UTC 2010

I don't use an external drive for this, I always create a separate partition for /home and don't format it during the update/fresh installation.  It always picks up the settings for my various apps and I've never lost data.

I do, however, back up the /home directory to an external HD, just for safety sake.  I've never needed it.


-----Original Message-----
>From: cherryfinals <cherryfinals at yahoo.com>
>Sent: May 1, 2010 6:51 PM
>To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>Subject: 10.4 upgrade vs install
>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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