[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 12.04 ....

Alan Bell alan.bell at libertus.co.uk
Sun Apr 29 17:58:53 UTC 2012

On 29/04/12 18:55, Barry Drake wrote:
> I've spent quite a bit of time on Ubuntu Help today
where exactly?
> as the questions were overwhelming the regular folk so I took a few on 
> board.  There are a vast number of folk who have virtually trashed 
> their system by trying to do an upgrade.  This is exactly the problem 
> I had when upgrading my netbook, so I did a clean install.  But I'm 
> fairly paranoid about backups so this was easy.  Can we press for much 
> bigger warnings in future telling folk that if they go any further 
> with the upgrade, they risk losing everything?
it would be better to fix the problem
>   The live-CD gives a low key warning of sorts, but the updater just 
> gets on with it and thus trashes stuff.  I think the word 'sorry' has 
> got into more of my replies today than ever before.
> Regards,        Barry.

are these upgrades from 10.04 or 11.10?

What problems are people having?


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