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Which is going to be the best way around this?

The update manager says it'll take around 2 hours to complete, but I know I could get the CD-R in less. Also, it says "Banshee" is unsupported by Canonical and such, is this a problem for me as I much prefer it to others.

This is my first major update to a system I'm using. Previously I've always lost interest in my installs and ended up erasing the partition. However, I'm using Linux as my main OS, I've noticed, and I'm unsure of the process here.
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It depends, what version are you currently using? Most advanced users will tell you to backup your home folder, reformat, and do a clean install...
    
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A clean install is usually better and faster. Upgrade if you're lazy and/or have nothing to do. That's what I'm doing on my lappy.
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Yeah, I'm considering doing that. I'm sorting out a HDD problem on a PC downstairs...12.04 Xubuntu LiveCD's running upstairs on my PC waiting to do this =D Just pissed because I'd only just installed Xubuntu 11.10 two days before 12.04 release. And, I knew 26th was when it was getting released I'd just forgotten! Two day's getting it setup and sorted...then BAM, new release.

I ran the upgrade tool and it's all not quite that good so yeah I may need to just do a fresh install. Also considering Arch Linux.
Edited by Rubers - 4/29/12 at 11:19am
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I wouldn't suggest a clean install, I always say upgrade whenever possible. Linux doesn't tend to follow the Windows ideals where things get messy if you don't clean install. It's not really like that, you should (ideally) be able to upgrade indefinitely with linux and never format. Some people have had systems running for years without a format, some have had systems running for years without a real restart either (stick to the same kernel, no real need). So it's really what you want to do.
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I wouldn't suggest a clean install, I always say upgrade whenever possible. Linux doesn't tend to follow the Windows ideals where things get messy if you don't clean install. It's not really like that, you should (ideally) be able to upgrade indefinitely with linux and never format. Some people have had systems running for years without a format, some have had systems running for years without a real restart either (stick to the same kernel, no real need). So it's really what you want to do.

Well, since upgrading this system lags frown.gif

Also, having some grief with a system downstairs at the moment. Just installed from a LiveCD and it's not happy about it May need to run Windows 7 recovery to get the bootloader back as It's disappeared from GRUB and the install froze at a certain point for 10 minutes. Shouldn't do that on a SandyBridge system!
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Well, since upgrading this system lags frown.gif
Also, having some grief with a system downstairs at the moment. Just installed from a LiveCD and it's not happy about it May need to run Windows 7 recovery to get the bootloader back as It's disappeared from GRUB and the install froze at a certain point for 10 minutes. Shouldn't do that on a SandyBridge system!

Did you restart the system? (the one you upgraded)
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Did you restart the system? (the one you upgraded)
Of course :-P

As for this other system its not happy with it at all. No drivers and very sluggish. It's a 4gb Celeron G530 (core2duo E8400 equivalent) with a 8500GT... Wish I'd never taken Lubuntu off it!

Installing Xubuntu 11.10 so we'll see if it's just this system being an arse.
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Of course :-P
As for this other system its not happy with it at all. No drivers and very sluggish. It's a 4gb Celeron G530 (core2duo E8400 equivalent) with a 8500GT... Wish I'd never taken Lubuntu off it!
Installing Xubuntu 11.10 so we'll see if it's just this system being an arse.

Probably just the system.. Have fun with Xubuntu, it's great!
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did you try the proprietary drivers?
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