Installing new ubuntu, keeping /home partition

Ray Leventhal ubuntu at
Fri Sep 11 19:02:02 UTC 2009

Colin Law wrote:
> 2009/9/10 Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at>:
>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:25:17 +0100
>> Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
>> I'd say you are fully ready. Â Go for it! Â Let us know how
>> it turns out, if you please.
> I am glad to say that it all went smoothly and I am now able to boot
> into 8.10, 9.04 or XP (Only when necessary I have a couple of usb
> devices that do not seem to have linux drivers).  Many thanks to all
> who made helpful suggestions.

Hi Colin,

Congrats on getting your dual boot up and running.

 > A question.  If I update the kernel in my 8.10 install will this get
 > added into the grub menu ok?

As Ubuntu is a package based distro, you're encouraged to use the 
package manager system for all updates, including kernel updates.  As 
long as you stay within the package paradigm using either

(in terminal)
sudo apt-get install <package name>


sudo aptitude install <package name>

Or using the GUI package management front-end, any kernel updates should 
properly populate into your boot list for grub.

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, though not to GNU/Linux and I've never been 
more pleased with a desktop distribution than I am with Ubuntu 
(including all of the bloat ware from M$)

Welcome aboard!


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