View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can I skip 11.04 and go to 11.10 w/o problems?

November 16th, 2011, 01:32 PM
I have a separate /home folder. Can I just skip 11.04 and go direct to 11.10 w/o issues?

November 16th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Only if you plan to do a fresh install. If you plan to upgrade through the update manager, you will need to upgrade to each successive version in turn.

Mark Phelps
November 16th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Ubuntu 11.04 brought a lot of changes, and 11.10 added to those.

You would do best burning an 11.10 Ubuntu Deskstop CD, booting from it, choosing Try Ubuntu -- and seeing how well it works. That's really the only way you will know.

Also, if you have an external drive, you should consider installing Clonezilla and imaging off your current Ubuntu install to that drive. That way, if you really don't like 11.10, you have an easy way to get your previous version back -- as Ubuntu has no roll-back capabilities.