[Novalug] Hosed Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade.. (Igor Birman)
jplace at unixsage.com
Fri Oct 21 14:20:36 EDT 2011
Personally I always do a fresh install between versions. This serves
1) You are "running with the pack" of fresh installs so problems you
encounter is not due to some artefact of the system you upgraded.
Chances are less (not zero) that you will run into a Hardware
2) Acts as a cleaning event, I tinker a lot so it is kinda serves as a
level set with each release. I also get to see what the desktop looks
like on a fresh install...
3) Makes you aware of where your important data is stored and you "test"
your ability to recover in a timely fashion. The by-product of this is
better system documention of the tweaks you make so you can reapply on
the next install.
Typically takes me an hour to bring a fresh system back to the way I
need it.. Not counting the actual time installing and patching.. It (to
me at least) is a simple repeatable process. If my hard disk dies the
process is the same, fresh install and recover my data.
I have 4-5 machines I do this with but 2 main ones my home machine and
my work machine. I typically do my home machine first and make sure
there are no major changes that will affect the way I work (gnome 3 was
a bit of a shock to my process) and then I upgrade my work machine.
Some (most?) would see this as an extreme amount of work I just like the
fact that the process is the same when installing a new version (common)
or recovering from a failure since that will happen at the most
Just my 2 cents and as always YMMV :-)
On 10/21/2011 01:53 PM, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> upgrades yield non-functional systems
> on older machines
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