Re: how to upgrade from 9.10
I would use gparted also (If nothing else but to format the NON-WINDOWS partitions as ext4) but lets see what we can do with what you are showing.
what would be the best way to do a clean removal of karmic, and a fresh install of lucid lynx? or is the alternate CD image the only way to go ahead?
any help would be appreciated.
Partition #1 (C: ) is your windows partition and should not be touched. Do not format this partition.
#2 and #3 look like where you wish to place Lynx. I would resize these to #2 = 3 gig and #3 = 16 gig, if you reformat these during install the mount points should be: #2 = "/" and #3 = "/home", doing that will completely remove Karmic.
NOTE: Because #5 is so small you may want to forget it and take 2 gig from #3 to make a swap partition,
#4 is a hidden FAT32 partition, probable where your recovery files for windows are kept. Do not format this partition.
#5 is a small partition that could be used for SWAP, although it is kind of small (Swap should be 2X RAM.) You will have to delete this partition if you make the swap as described above. If you want,add #5 to #4 (Only 4 logical partitions allowed), but make sure you do it right, you don't want to mess up #4, DO NOT FORMAT THIS PARTITION.
In gparted all this can be set up and then run like a program. Using your mouse on the graphic and doing the steps to make it look like what you want, such as:
1. Resize #2 = 3 gig
2. Resize #3 = 14 gig
3. Delete #5
4. Make #4 SWAP = 2 gig (This is a new #4, the old #4 is now #5)
5. Resize #5 (the old #4) to include the space from the deleted #5
Then hit APPLY and it will be done.
This sounds a lot harder than it actually is.
Last edited by Don1500; May 1st, 2010 at 06:52 AM.
Looks fine to me but then I don't know/care what you run