Re: problems updating to 12.10
Originally Posted by manoriax
If you provide us with more background, we may be able to better help you. 12.04 is Long Term Support and is more stable for most users. It will also be supported to 2017 which is far longer than standard releases. Why do you feel you need 13.04? Is it some app that only runs on the latest?
Unless you like catastrophe and pointless stress, you should backup all critical data before any sort of version upgrade. Otherwise, you upgrade at your own peril.
Many users prefer a pristine install over a network upgrade so that we don't drag in all of our old configuration files and obsolete settings into our new install. You may wish to consider that alternative instead. If so, you should run a Live DVD/USB before installing to make sure that you like what you see and that the install will have a reasonable chance of success.
Thanks for the link to a valued but long-lost tip.
Originally Posted by ibjsb4
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just tell me.