Installing Ubu 10.04 over 9.04/9.10

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Aug 9 02:30:36 UTC 2010

On 08/08/2010 12:27 PM, BC Planner wrote:
> On a Vista machine I installed Ubu 9.04. No problems.
> I // tried // to install 9.10 via download but it trashed the 9.04
> OS. (Toshiba hardware.)
> I have a 10.04 CD.
> Can I install 10.04 on top of the 9.04/9.10 currently on the machine
> without impacting the Windows partition?

You should be able to without issues. However if you wish to preserve
the home & /opt folders in place, then I'd recommend doing an 'in-place'
install. Meaning that you select the partition manually & choose to not

That said; I'd work on trying to figure out why the 9.10 upgrade
'trashed' the 9.04. Without further details it's impossible to determine
what went wrong.

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