Originally Posted by golden_boy615
but I thing you two are wrong because I did it before in fedora 8 . I mean I had two options when I upgraded my system from internet, one with previous kernel one with new one but I don't know what fedora did because it did it automatically .
Ubuntu does not offer the option using the upgrade. And two or three or four or ... kernels is not the same as an upgrade. Ubuntu keeps kernels during updates.
Long ago when I set up my main desktop, I kept a spare partition to install newer versions. I've however never used it.
My advise is not to upgrade but do a fresh install. Download the iso, testdrive it in live mode to check if the Ubuntu idiots did not screw something up and next install it. My upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04 went awfully wrong, and just like you I ended up doing a fresh install at the end anyway.
And I also suggest that you stick with the LTS releases unless you need functionality in a program that is not provided by the current version in the repository of that program.