8.04 -> 10.04 Grub Grub 2 and LVM

W. Scott Lockwood III scott at guppylog.com
Tue Jun 29 20:21:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 14:16 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> > Incorrect. 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS upgrades are supported and that's
> how
> > it's supposed to go. You can do a direct upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04
> > w/o any other upgrade steps in between whereas if you were upgrading
> > from a non-LTS release, you are recommended to go through each of
> > those one by one.
> >
> >    
>          Perhaps, but it failed totally for the person I wrote to. 

This is why my upgrade procedure has become:

#0: Back up all data on the system. (home
dir, /etc, /usr/local, /var/www, etc)
#1: Burn new distro to cd
#2: Boot from cd
#3: Wipe drive
#4: Do clean install
#5: Restore all data.

The nice thing about this method, is that if anything goes wrong, you
don't care - you just go back to step 3 and try again. All your data is
nice and safe on your backup.

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W. Scott Lockwood III

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