Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience
I chose to do a fresh install onto a second hard disk rather than over-write my 7.04 installation. Whilst things were a bit slow as all the mirrors were being hammered by people like me who couldn't wait a couple more days, it all went well.
Only mistake I made was to leave the original hard disk drive connected whilst running the Install for the new disk. I wanted to copy over my documents, settings etc from old to new after the installation was done, and that worked ok. But the installer seemed to assume that the new disk didsn't need to be bootable, as there was already a bootable disk present. Not a problem till I removed the old disk today, and the system wouldn't boot! Had to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to refer to correct drive number (hd0 not hd1) and ran a Grub utility I had on CD to make the new disk bootable. Everything lovely now.
Next time I install an OS to a new drive I will disconnect any other hard disks first.
Linux Mint 14, Linux user 456436