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Re: [tlug] Kubuntu 8.04 -> 8.10 Upgrade "Problems"

On Monday December 15 2008 18:54, CL wrote:
>After downloading and installing Kubuntu 8.10 32-bit desktop on a
> spare IBM NetVista, I decided to go ahead and install it on the
> machine that would do the least damage to my everyday routine first
> --- my ThinkPad R61, currently running 64-bit 8.04.  I decided to
> upgrade rather than install new.

If i understand correctly, you are taking an amd64 installation and 
upgrading it to a newer version of an i386 installation. I was rather 
surprised the installer let you do this, or that you saw something as 
advanced as the "'This is your PC on drugs' background" (whatever that 
means) when you rebooted. I'd recommend upgrading to the same 
architecture as is already installed. Or in the case of a machine that 
had one architecture and was upgraded to another (your ThinkPad), just 
pull any important data off the drive, wipe it, and install fresh. 
Thankfully Ubuntu and its derivatives don't take long to reinstall.

Dan Ramaley                            Dial Center 118, Drake University
Network Programmer/Analyst             2407 Carpenter Ave
+1 515 271-4540                        Des Moines IA 50311 USA

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