Welcoming myself to Ubuntu, but I have some questions

albi albi at scii.nl
Wed Oct 12 21:17:50 UTC 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:58:11 +0000 (UTC)
<johnny.kastropf at runbox.com> wrote:

> Right now I have the preview version of 5.10 installed. However, I see that the update 
> manager has continuously updated packages. Am I right to assume that
> there is no formal action required when the final version is released
> tomorrow?

after you're using the official breezy-branch, there will (normally)
only be security-updates to install afaik

> The question is how upgradable are Ubuntu releases? I read about dist-upgrade and read pages ?
> like http://ubuntuguide.org/#upgradehoarytobreezy which detail that
> you can change the sources to upgrade to 'breezy', but there is a huge
> warning somewhere that it could "break your system".

> So what's the deal here? Can you upgrade or not?  Will I be able to upgrade in the future?  

you can safely upgrade after breezy is officially out

so far breezy has been a development-version, hence the warning (from
time to time things break in the development-version)

> 5. How do I resize partitions with information on it without destroying my data?
> I remember I used to use FIPS in my days. 

(fips is only for splitting FAT-partitions)

> What is the modern free alternative? Want to split 
> my current partition.

you can take a look at qtparted http://qtparted.sourceforge.net
(and make backups before you use it)

grtjs, albi
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