[SATLUG] Linux Ubuntu hardware compatibility lists

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Thu Dec 3 09:14:11 CST 2009


John Pappas wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 21:58, Ed Coates <edcoates at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Cheryl Holmes <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I have heard a lot of good things recently abt Intrepid,  If I upgrade
>>>       
>> Mom
>>     
>>> from Hardy to Intrepid, will she lose all her Firefox settings and
>>> bookmarks?  She's 74 so I can't put big changes on her and she will not
>>>       
>> do
>>     
>>> anything that messes with "her stuff."
>>>       
>> If you do an upgrade, and not a total re-install, then her settings
>> will be fine.  That being said, you cannot do an upgrade from version
>> 8 to version 9.10.  You must first upgrade to 9.04, and then upgrade
>> again to 9.10.
>>
>>     
>
> The best way to protect your "stuff" is a separate /home partition or
> logical volume (Same as using a D:\ drive in windows and moving "Documents
> and Settings" to it, so that when you have to nuke C:\ (or /) your settings
> are safe.  I have had my same /home over many upgrades and even across
> distros.
>
> Definitely worth the time/effort to learn how to manage partitions (or even
> better LVM) to keep your data compartmentalized.
>
> HTH,
> John
>   
Ill second that.  Keeping a second partion makes upgrading my ubuntu 
every six months a dream.

Todd


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