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Grant Sewell wrote:
10.04 is the next LTS version in April 2010 - http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/146On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:47:21 +0100 Martin Gautier wrote:Grant Sewell wrote:Nice to hear Grant, thanks. I have a 8.10 server which I've held off upgrading as it's too critical to have to troubleshoot any problems (don't fix what isn't broken). I have a 9.04 install in the wildHi all, I was brave. Yesterday I figured I'd upgrade my Ubuntu 8.04.2 laptop to 9.04. To do this the Ubuntu way, however, I had to first upgrade to 8.10. I have to say that with only 1 hiccup it seems to have gone fairly smoothly! On the upgrade from 8.04.2 to 8.10, the newest 8.10-supported kernel was installed, and this caused problems. However, the previous 8.10-supported kernel was also installed, and booting to this seemed to be fine. Upgrading from 8.10 to 9.04 was a breeze and happened without any hiccups. I'm still thinking that I'll re-Debianise it soon, but I was impressed with the upgrade process. Grant.based on exactly the same kit. Perhaps I should be a little braver and just bite the bullet. MartinMaybe wait for 9.10 (the next "Long Term Support" version) to settle down and move to that? As you said, if it ain't broke... Grant.
Saying that, I upgraded my server running 6.06 LTS (Dapper) to 8.04 LTS (Hardy) easily enough. IIRC I had to upgrade to 7.04 or 7.10 first then upgrade to 8.04 LTS but it was fairly painless and everything still worked, although by the time 10.04 comes around I'll probably change the hardware anyway to something a bit less power hungry (maybe a dual core Atom).
The other day I upgraded my laptop too from 9.04 to 9.10 (not sure what revision it is on, I presume one of the Alphas) and it went pretty well. It took about an hour to download the packages and perform the upgrade, and then I had to reinstall a couple of things but it went pretty smoothly considering it was a pre-release.
Again though my laptop is in need of a reinstall (I'm going to get shot of Vista for starters) and I need to clear out some of the junk (data and apps) that I have picked up so I'm going to back it up and do a fresh install when 9.10 is released.
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