satellite73
  • satellite73
ubuntu question. my version is no longer supported. if i update to 11.4 will that mess up my partition (dual boot ubuntu and windows 7)?
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Zarkon
  • Zarkon
I had to look up ubuntu ...so I am obviously no help.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah i like linux but an not as savvy as i need to be about these things
anonymous
  • anonymous
I use ubuntu via dual boot, but I never really tried updating it.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
using ubuntu 99.9% of the time
TuringTest
  • TuringTest
@FoolForMath I think satellite should be the first you should ban for posting in the wrong section :P
anonymous
  • anonymous
@FoolForMath what version are you running? yeah i know, not math...
anonymous
  • anonymous
For me No Mathematica -> No ubuntu :(
TuringTest
  • TuringTest
only you have that license sat...
anonymous
  • anonymous
You mean upgrade to 11.4 from an earlier version? It shouldn't. I've upgraded multiple times on a dual-boot hard drive with no problems. If you have issues, you can always reinstall grub.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think it's 8 or 9.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@roycekimmons thanks. i get the message automatically to upgrade but i have been afraid to do it because i didn't know if it would change all my settings and also mess with the partition. is it like a whole new operating system or does it just update some stuff?
anonymous
  • anonymous
and "you can always reinstall grub" is the kind of thing that makes me nervous because i don't really know what that means.
anonymous
  • anonymous
It'll just upgrade your packages on Ubuntu, not touching the Windows partition. I don't think it'll reinstall/mess with grub (which is the boot loader to determine whether to boot to Windows or Ubuntu), but that's the only thing I can think of that might throw you for a loop. If it did, it just means that you wouldn't have the option to go to Windows on start up. In which case, Windows would still be there, but you would just need to reinstall grub so that it would detect it. There is also the possibility of driver incompatibilities with your hardware, but that's probably nothing to worry about. This is all worst case scenario talk. You should be good. Bottom line: you should backup before you upgrade, but you should be just fine to do so.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you so much. i think i will wait until the weekend when i have a couple hours to devote to it should problems arise.
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's a good idea. From my experience, upgrades have always gone smoothly, but with Ubuntu sometimes you just don't know and it can be hard to get support.
anonymous
  • anonymous
but it does save all my settings etc right? desktop and so on? it took me a long time to get it to where i wanted it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
not like uninstalling and reinstalling windows where everything starts from ground zero
anonymous
  • anonymous
It should keep things, but there are some changes that might override settings (like the HUD replacing your menu). And if you've installed a lot of additional packages, I'm not sure if all that will shift over without issues (like earlier versions of Compiz).
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks again
anonymous
  • anonymous
np

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