Last week Ubuntu 9.10, codename Karmic Koala, was released. I’m doing a clean install because I want to use ext4 as my filesystem. It’s possible to convert ext3 to ext4, but I prefer a clean install. First my laptop. I will be the using the 64 bit desktop cd (ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso). Before you start Backup your data Make a list of software you want to recover after the clean install and all the preferences/options you use.
Yesterday Ubuntu 9.04, codename Jaunty Jackalope, was released. Time to upgrade :-) First in my laptop. I will be the using the 64 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it’s much faster, I think. I considered a clean install in order to create ext4 partitions, but after reading around I decided not to, because I saw some “your data may be lost” comments.