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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010

    Question upgrade or install?

    I ran into some problems with my fan no longer working, possibly damaging Ubuntu to the point where I am asked to remove some old and unwanted kernel images before I can proceed, but I have not been able to do it using janitor, synaptic, and the terminal!

    So, I want to make a clean upgrade or a clean install. It probably won't fix the fan issue, but I do not have the original windows XP recovery disk to dual boot, so...

    I thought I did a clean upgrade when I moved from Oneiric to Pangolin last week, but obviously it was not a clean upgrade! What should I do to make it so? How should I respond to the messages that will make it so when I upgrade? Or should I just install Pangolin?
    Last edited by pierreu1; August 22nd, 2012 at 05:48 PM.

    Toshiba Satellite Intel T1350, 1.86Ghz, 12.04 (precise), 32 bit Kernel version: 3.2.0-67-generic-pae, gnome 3.4.2, Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics

  2. #2
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    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: upgrade or install?

    It still is your choice. Usually you can fix things but sometimes that takes longer than just a clean install.

    But a clean install means you have to have good backups which you should have anyway. I cheat with a large drive and keep my old install and do a clean install into another 25GB / (root) partition. All data is on other partitions which I link back so I can boot either system.
    Oldfred's list of stuff to backup May 2011:
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