stephen_agent at jsw
May 1, 2011, 11:06 PM
Post #9 of 10
On Mon, 2 May 2011 15:27:28 +1200, you wrote:
Re: Personal opinion - be careful about updating to natty
[In reply to]
>On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Stephen Worthington
><stephen_agent [at] jsw> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2 May 2011 14:41:41 +1200, you wrote:
>>>My 2 cents -
>>>I remember all too well the botched upgrades and teething problems with
>>>new ( or minor) releases of Ubuntu.
>>>I now stick with the LTS releases and saved myself a lot of pain. 8-)
>>>64 4 931 3193
>>>email g.woollett [at] irl
>> Unfortunately, I need the new kernel to run my TeVii DVB-S2 card to
>> get Sky EPG. At the moment, I have to reboot to a newer kernel than
>> 10.04 to do that, then reboot back to 10.04. 10.10 caused kernel
>> OOPes for me, so I have not been running that either - I had to get an
>> older mainline kernel to make 10.10 work without doing that. So I am
>> hoping that 11.04 will have fixed both - an alpha version I tried
>> seemed OK. But I am going to run it on a test partition first, before
>> I try upgrading from 10.04.
>> So does anyone know if you can upgrade directly from 10.04 to 11.04,
>> or if you have to do the 10.10 upgrade first? And how would I try to
>> get 10.04 to upgrade to 11.04 directly? It is still only offering the
>> 10.10 upgrade in Update Manager.
>I understand the only supported upgrades are from one release to the
>next, or from one LTS to the next LTS (although that failed for me
>Best advice I can give is make sure you have a backup of your
>mythconverg database and can do a fresh install without deleting your
I normally use clonezilla to backup the entire partition before doing
anything major to the production partition. That way I can get the
working system back again in only 15 minutes if necessary. I have 4
hard drives and 6 bootable partitions on my MythTV box to play with so
I can just do a clean install to a new partition and restore the
database to that, if that seems the best way to upgrade. There are
always a myriad of config files to copy when I do that, but it is
guaranteed to work, where upgrading does not always.
As my 10.04 is running MythTV 0.24-fixes, I could actually run an
11.04 partition in parallel with 10.04 until I am confident it is all
working, as all I would need to do is backup the database from one
partition and restore it on the other in order to switch between them.
That seems like the best option at the moment.
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