upgrading to hoary

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 25 01:55:31 UTC 2005

On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:38:21AM +0900, toyfactory wrote:

> I'm hoping much of Warty's wartiness will be fixed in Hoary so I'm
> thinking about backing up my data to a shared partition, completely
> wiping the Ubuntu partition and installing Hoary from scratch.  I've got
> a couple of days of free time spare to fiddle with it at the moment, but
> next month I'll be quite busy.  I wonder how much is Hoary likely to
> change between now and the final release date?  Should I hang on until
> then or should I get the latest version and get it done now?

We're closing in on the release candidate, so changes are minimal and
considered, but there will be changes between now and the release.  Of
course, you can install now and upgrade, if you like.

> I really don't want to screw up my multi-boot with Grub as this is my
> main work machine as well as my geek around machine.  Will it be
> relatively easy to preserve my Grub settings?

As long as you've followed the instructions in menu.lst (added new stanzas
outside of the special markers, and added any kernel parameters to the
"kopt" line), you'll be fine.

 - mdz

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