View Full Version : [ubuntu] upgrade-install question

Edward Horton
October 31st, 2009, 08:23 PM
I'm dual booting Ubuntu 9.04 on my main computer and have a second “play” computer with Ubuntu 9.10 installed on it. I'm new to Linux and trying hard to learn and divorce Windows XP et al.

I have a few questions because I do not want to loose my website favorites and a few other small items.

Problem, my upgrade manager pops up on my main computer with 9.04 installed with upgrades to install, when I click on “install” a window comes up asking for the new 9.10 disk and the listed updated software does not install.


How do you save your “favorites”.
Having done both on my “play” computer would I be better of with a clean new install of 9.10 or should I just go through the upgrade process, using the window and using “update-manager -d”.
I may be too use to Windows but would a clean install of Ubuntu make it “faster” with less information to read at startup and during normal operation.

I'm a 60 year old Linux noob with two dyslexic typing fingers, please speak clearly using the “Windows” computer dialect.