Saturday, April 19, 2008

upgrading to 7.10

The feature list for Gusty Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) never provided me reason(s) enough to upgrade from my fairly satisfactory 7.04. So, it was ironic that it was on the day when the 8.04 release candidate was announced, I decided to finally move up.

Some of the lessons learned in the upgrade process:

- You can upgrade only to the next release up. So 7.04 -> 7.10 -> 8.04 -> and so on.
- The Live CD is great for a new install. However, to upgrade from your current version, you need a alternate CD (make sure to check on the selection button that says "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD".
- The best way to upgrade would have been to use the Network Upgrade method, but I have a slow wireless Internet connection and the (clever?) Update Manager never shows me that option.
- The entire upgrade process is fairly hands-off, prompts the users about 3 or 4 times, but does the bluk of the work without any inputs......the way it should be.

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