Ubuntu Studio 8.04 -> 9.04 upgrade

beejunk at gmail.com beejunk at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 01:53:20 BST 2009

On Apr 25, 2009 7:43pm, Scott <ubuntustudio at troutpocket.org> wrote:

> I'd like to chime in here and suggest something that may help people in  
> the future.

> Linux partitioning is quite robust and provides a great opportunity to do  
> seamless

> upgrades. If you create two 10-20GB partitions at the front of your  
> volume and leave

> the rest for '/home/' (minus a couple GB for swap at the end) you can do  
> system

> upgrades without breaking your previous setup.

> I alternate releases between the two 20GB '/' partitions and always set  
> my '/home/'

> and 'swap' to the same partition leaving it untouched. That way I can  
> comfortably

> test or upgrade new releases without breaking my production system while  
> having access

> to the same settings and data.

> If you went with the default 'everything in "/"' install, you can use  
> gparted from a

> live CD or USB-boot to adjust your existing partitions to accommodate the  
> method

> above. As always, backup first if adjusting partitions isn't in your  
> blood and make

> sure you have enough room when you resize. YMMV

> -Scott

Thanks for the advice, Scott, I'm actually going to try to do this with the  
release of Jaunty, now that I feel more comfortable with Linux in general.  
At the moment, I can't use Ubuntu Studio properly for my production machine  
because of the somewhat broken state of the Ubuntu Ardour packages. So I'm  
going to set up one Jaunty regular partition, and one Studio partition so  
that I can continue testing Studio and hopefully help out in its  
development in any way I can.
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