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October 15th, 2016, 02:30 AM
Dear Friends,

Since the upgrader I have seems to allow only 16.04, which did not fucntion when I tried to install it on my hardware, and 15.10, worked out of the box, I should like to upgrade to 16.10.

Option A, in which I could keep settings and all the stuff I always had, use the install medium to upgrade and hope for the best, which should be relatively quick and painless.

Option B, tedious, boring, and requires a tonne of rebuilding settings, and apt-getting the hundreds of odd things I use daily, just start over again with 16.10, which is fully a half days lost time. (I really want Mate, but cannot use it until hidpi is sorted)

How likely is Option A to succeed?

Obviously, I back up everything to a separate removable drive.

Best wishes,


October 15th, 2016, 02:41 AM

If correct, you would have to update to 16.04 first.

You can go from one LTS to another but if correct you can't update from a xx.10 to another xx.10 directly.

October 15th, 2016, 02:45 AM
Dear Bear,

Thank you very much for posting that.

It makes sense, as very little seems to be similar, even file placement seems to be at odds.