Installing new ubuntu, keeping /home partition
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Fri Sep 11 19:02:02 UTC 2009
Colin Law wrote:
> 2009/9/10 Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at mindspring.com>:
>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:25:17 +0100
>> Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> 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.
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
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$)
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