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Old *ix Geek
August 20th, 2010, 11:18 PM
On one of my computers I did something I rarely do--used the version upgrade method. I went from 9.10 to 10.04. I normally upgrade by burning a CD, wiping / and clean installing the new version.

This HP desktop was BLAZINGLY fast prior to this; now it's slower than frozen molasses.

Seriously, it's awful. It's like everything freezes, including the clock--say it's 1:11:23, it stops there and when it starts again it'll be 1:14:05 (or whatever!). And it does that continually. Meanwhile the trackball works as far as moving the pointer, but it's impossible to actually *do* anything.

I'm really, really glad I left my other four computers running 9.10 for the time being. :)

I'm going to do a fresh install with a CD, but I'm just curious if anyone else has had this experience after doing a version upgrade? I did it this time because I'm lazy and it was so easy! :lolflag:

clhsharky
August 21st, 2010, 01:54 AM
Old *ix Geek


I'm going to do a fresh install with a CD, but I'm just curious if anyone else has had this experience after doing a version upgrade?
Never that bad, and never as good as fresh install.

I did it this time because I'm lazy and it was so easy!
The easiest way for me is a fresh install. One hour and I'm done, installed, updated + apps. Now thats what I conceder easy, no cleaning out or reconfiguring left overs.
Gives me time to try out the latest.

Sharky

Old *ix Geek
August 21st, 2010, 04:29 AM
The easiest way for me is a fresh install. One hour and I'm done, installed, updated + apps. Now thats what I conceder easy, no cleaning out or reconfiguring left overs.But it was so tempting--just click that little button in my panel and away we go! Literally. The computer I did this on is one I rarely PHYSICALLY use, so I started up the upgrade, left the room, came back the next day [I think] and took it for a spin. A very slow spin.

Well, live and learn. Now I'll go back to my usual way of doing upgrades. It may take longer up front, but it's definitely worth it.