I am looking to upgrade my 7.10 64-bit PC to the latest version of Ubuntu (8.10?). I have installed Automatix and was thinking of uninstalling it to perform the upgrade. Yes, I know this is considered a "no-no" but as much as I know people hate to hear it, it really is extremely convenient for us 64-bit users.
Every upgrade I have done in the past has resulted in extreme failure. Through one way or another the system is just unusuable and I end up having to do a reformat and complete reinstall. I have been hesitant to do any sort of upgrade simply because I do not want to risk losing my entire system.
Are there known issues for other users in my situation? Is there anyone out there who was in the same situation as me and successfully performed an upgrade without ANY issue?