Someone should really explain that this is not an upgrade per se, but the development version.Quote:
Is there another way to upgrade?
Every single development version I've used has fallen over at some point. I wonder if that is understood.
This is the closest it's come to a warning.Quote:
Please note that I do not advise (nor did I advise) that this proceedure be executed on a production machine.
My warning, "Do not install this as your only OS. Have a backup OS. Be comfortable with the recovery console. Have a LiveCD/USB and be prepared to chroot if/when required".
Indecently, my other OS on this netbook is Arch. I will be testing this cycle and Arch will become my primary OS when i need to get things done.
That being said, i think it's great that new testers are interested in testing the development version of Ubuntu.
/offtopic. Sorry Cariboo907. Just thought it should be stressed.
I'm for U+1 and have voted as such.
Thanks for your comments. When I first came into testing I came into it knowing that it is beta testing. That means that user_beware. It's an absolute no brainer and anybody who assumes otherwise needs a reality check. Personally I really don't care if the toolchain gets uploaded May the 2nd or August 30th! I will keep attempting to prepare my machines to be on the cutting edge with whatever tools are available. If a noob wants to jump in and bust his machine .. then let him/her do so. I guess I'm just not one who wants to hang-out at the q&a/tracker knitting doillies all day. :)
Cariboo907 made mention about when it stops being fun in reference to having to moderate extra threads ..etc... and the same goes for testing.. when it stops being fun and a few crumudgeons chime in from time to time that we are jumping the gun or whatever then .. it really takes the wind out of one's sails and there is no fun in that at all.
So I think the bases have been covered about the warning aspect. If people do not want to read the stickies then what can one do ?
I'm glad that you added that warning on the other thread. It's important it's understood that this is a development environment.
The language used in the other thread worried me though. As you did, always best not to go in blinkered :D
At the risk of sounding 'elitist', I say call it a wrap on this one, and go to plain old U+1. More testers is a good thing, but not everyone is cut out for it. People who are, will find the forum.
Slightly off-topic: I also think that the General Support forum should be split into three - Current Release, Current LTS, and Legacy. Yes, there's no doubt a certain amount of overlap, but the amount of traffic in the GS forum is stupefying. Lots of it is stuff that ought to be in a Newbie forum, for that matter. Then there are all the 'flavors'...
I've hopefully been hanging my head in shame long enough.
No excuses, just apologies :oops:
Imagine someone just doing a web search after seeing this:
There are of course many sites where you can find that info. But then they see this:
What could possibly go wrong :confused:
EDIT: And in relation to your point about people searching online and coming to this post and following bad advice, I thought that was always the risk of inputting commands that you read online that you do not understand. A first linux user will peruse the forums and put in a bunch of random commands that people give them, and some of the advice is good, and some of it is bad. That is always a risk for people who blindly put in commands