[Ubuntu-US-CA] Least painful way to upgrade 12.10?

Mark Garrow markgarrow at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 14:49:05 UTC 2014


Except upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 is one shot.  You don't have to go
through the various interim releases.  One thing to remember, you have to
uninstall nvidia graphic drivers prior to the upgrade.

Best regards,

Mark Garrow
CalState Realty
760-300-3639
Calif DRE#01276379

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On Jun 17, 2014 11:07 PM, "Skip Thomsen" <hiloguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm no expert here, but I've asked this same question because we have four
> machines running 12.04 and one with 12.10. The answers and discussions that
> came about were consistent in their advice:  Start with a clean install of
> 14.04.
>
> Due to this advice, I'm going to leave our home and office machines as
> they are for as long as I can, since they are all working sweetly now and
> the thought of reinstalling all of the apps, programs, device drivers all
> over again is daunting, to say the least.
>
> Almost all of the various forum respondents to this concern seem to agree
> that the "recommended" step-by-step upgrades invites glitches with each
> step, and those glitches compound as you work your way up.  Clean install
> sounds great when it's done, but who wants to go through that when your
> system is working just as it should be?
>
> Re: backups, HDD's are so cheap now that what I've been doing is to
> install a new one for the clean install.  That way you are guaranteed a
> usable backup!
>
> Skip
>
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> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Josh Berkus <josh at agliodbs.com> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> So I have a Zenbook Prime running 12.10, which is EOL.  I understand I'm
>> going to have to step it through upgrades to 13.04 and 13.10 to get it
>> to 14.04.
>>
>> Questions:
>>
>> a) is there a "least painful" way to do this?
>>
>> b) is there a good way to back up my entire HDD image so that I can
>> revert to 12.10 if things go south?
>>
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