Make sense to upgrade to 15.04?

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun May 10 23:31:27 UTC 2015


Very puzzling as I updated one box from 14.10 to 15.04 and did a fresh 
install on another.
The only problem I have is that after a reboot all the windows appear on 
desktop 1 and I have to move them to the other desktops.
Regards
Sid.

On 10/05/15 20:16, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 21:16:39 +0200
> From: "Bas G. Roufs"<basroufs at gmail.com>
> To:kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Wrestling with Kubuntu 15.04? Backup your data, repartition
> 	your computer and install 14.04 or 14.10 first.
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>
> Hello everybody.
>
> At this forum, I see many people wrestling with Kubuntu 15.04. This is perfectly
> logic, because it is - as far as I know- the first version of Kubuntu along with one
> of the first versions of KDE 5. The pitfalls and glitches I have been reading about,
> remind me of similar problems at the time of the introduction of KDE 4 - as far as
> I remember, somewhere in 2008 or 2009. Those problem reports have confirmed
> that I have made a good, practical decision: for the time being,  I keep using my
> 'all-time-high' favourite Kubuntu 14.04 LTS along with the mature and reliable
> KDE 4.13 as a primary system - for all the professional production work under
> time pressure, I am using a few ppa-repositories to keep my system practical and
> up-to-date.  The present version of Kubuntu 15.04 might work if you are a 5 star
> techwizzkid - though I have collected some Linux experience ever since 2007, I
> am not.
>
> Some people at this forum ask how one can 'downgrade'  from 15.04 to 14.10.
> As far as I know, something like that is nearly not possible. But even if it would
> be possible, it is simply not a good idea. If you are wrestling with a newly
> installed 15.04 configuration, consider acting in the way summarised below.
>
>
> Step 1.
> =====
> Backup all your data to an external HD, if you have not yet done so.
>
> Step 2.
> ======
> For safety, backup ALL your data again at a 2nd external HD.
>
> Step 3.
> ======
> Buy a few rewritable DVD's or a good, at at least 35 GB external USB stick.
>
>
> Step 4.
> =====
> If you prefer to work with DVD's, buy a reliable external DVD writer.
>
> Step 5.
> =====
> 'Burn' 'system rescue cd' iso to a DVD:http://www.sysresccd.org/
>
> Step 5a.
> ======
> Or transform your USB stick to a  bootable sysrescue iso.
>
> Step 6.
> ======
>   Start 'system rescue CD' from the DVD or USB stick.
>
> Step 7.
> =====
> Switch to the graphical mode from 'system rescue cd'.
>
>
> Step 8.
> =====
> Use Gparted to partition your internal hard disk(s) to at lest 3 or 4 partitions.
>
>
> Step 9.
> =====
> You want to maintain a windows-partition?  Than you'll need at least 4 partitions:
> Windows (>25 GB, sda1), Kubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 (>50 GB, sda2), SWAP (4 GB,
> immediately after the primary system),  a spare partition (25 GB at SDB) with
> whatever name you like and -finally-/Data/  - at the remainder of the internal HD.
>
> Step 9a
> ======
> Use Gparted @ 'system rescue cd' to deal with the windows-partition. If you
> want to install a new windows system there, format that partition to NTFS and
> label it as 'windows' - the windows installation DVD will recognise that partition
> as the place to install its (non :-)) system. In that case, install the windows system
> first, before going on with one or two versions of Kubuntu.
>
> If you want to MAINTAIN an existing windows configuration, do NOT format that
> partition - however, do LABEL it as 'windows' via Gparted.
>
> Step 9b
> ======
> If you do not need any windows-partition, the primary Linux-system, Kubuntu
> 14.04 LTS or 14.10, will be the first one on the internal HD.
>
> Step 9c.
> =======
> If you have 350 GB or less at your internal HD, reserve just 25 GB for one
> secondary, experimental system - Kubuntu 15.04 or  whatever.  Use the primary,
> stable system for your production work and the secondary system for
> experiments. If you have more than 350 GB, you can consider reserving one or
> more other 25 GB secondary partitions for other experimental Linux systems.
> Format all the Linux partitions and/Data/  to ext.4. You can install one or more
> secondary experimental systems in a later stage, if you want to. However,
> priority one is a reliable, up-to-date production OS.
>
> Step 10.
> =======
> Now, 'burn' a Kubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 ISO to a DVD or USB-stick and install the
> system on sda1 on a system without windows or sda2 on a system with windows.
> Start running the system, update and restart it. After restarting, install midnight
> commander from the command line:
> sudo apt-get install mc
> After doing so, start midnight commander in the superuser mode:
> sudo mc
>
>
> Step 11.
> =======
> Stay in midnight commander and go at the HOME directory at the left window.
> In the right window of midnight commander, look up/Data/   and click at it.
>
> Step 12.
> =======
> Move ALL the -still empty!!- Home standard directories to/Data/:
> Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Kontact, Luckybackup, Music, Pictures, Public,
> Templates and Videos.  After doing so, the HOME directory will be empty.
>
> Step 13.
> =======
> Stay still in midnight commander; take care of seeing the now empty HOME  on
> the left and/Data/   with it's subdirectories on the right.
>
> Step 13a.
> ========
> Create one or more extra first level subdirectories in/Data/  -  if you need one or
> more of them - use midnight commander for this job.
>
> Step 13b.
> =======
> Stay in/Data/  via Midnight Commander.  Select Desktop and create a symlink to
> /Home. Do the same for each other first level subdirectory.
>
> Step 13c.
> =======
> Copy your data from one of your external HD's to/Data/.
>
> Step 13d.
> =======
> If you install one or more secondary systems, empty their HOME directories and
> make symlinks to/Data/  via midnight commander, as explained above.
>
> Summary
> ========
> Separate the data from the systems by making symlinks between the HOME
> directories and/Data/.
> Install a stable Kubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 system as primary system for your
> production needs.
> By the way - there is nothing wrong with the still up-to-date OS Kubuntu 14.04 -
> especially if you use some ppa repositories. That OS will be supported until 2019.
>
> I hope this provisional instruction will help you.
>
> Respectfully Yours,
>
> Bas G. Roufs.
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