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Old 08-24-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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upgrading lucid lynx ubuntu 10.04 to maverick meerkat ubuntu 10.10


does upgrading my ubuntu to a newer version, changes everything? can i keep my old settings? can i choose where to install the new upgrade? im upgrading through update manager...tnx
 
Old 08-25-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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does upgrading my ubuntu to a newer version, changes everything?
Depends on what you mean by everything. Mostly all the files, programs, applications that can be upgraded/updated are upgraded/updated. Things like your wallpaper, themes remain as they were before the upgrade.
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can i keep my old settings?
Usually yes, unless during the checks it is found that certain settings will be changed or will be removed. You will have a chance to review the changes that will be made. You will also get the chance to not remove files selected for removal.
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can i choose where to install the new upgrade?
No you can't choose. It's an upgrade, not a clean install.

Even with the best of upgrades things can and do get broken. Ensure you have backed up any important data before starting. I have successfully upgraded using the update manager since Intrepid Ibex. Mostly it's been a smooth (but lengthy) process. I have currently upgraded to Oneric Ocelot which has produced a display issue, but then it is still in beta.

If you are not prepared to troubleshoot any potential problems I would avoid the upgrade and go for a clean install.
 
  


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