Downgrade from 8.10 to 8.04

Asked by Shiva.Chikkalli

Hi Guys,

I have a healthy running Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot system. Since I have a Intel845 graphics problem and also from support mails, my reading is that "8.04 is the better and stable version than 8.10", I would like to downgrade the Ubuntu to 8.04. Please let me know which option of downgrade is works without any issue.

1) I have seperate partition for XP and 8.04. Shall I re-format the 8.04 drive and install the 8.04 from live CD? Will it take care of GRUB updation?
2) Or should I use "cat /proc/partitions" as mentioned in the "".

Please let me know which is the better and less risk option? In any case, I do no have any data that I need to backup, as I have a external hard disk for the regular use.

Thanks and regards,

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Best Oliver Marks (oly) said :

if you are just replacing your existing install of ubuntu just use the live cd, it will take care of grub, it will actually reinstall grub and recreate the menu entries.

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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :

There is no way to downgrade, sorry. Yes, GRUB will take care of installing itself correctlyif you reinstall 8.04.

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Shiva.Chikkalli (shiva-chikkalli) said :

Thanks Oliver Marks, that solved my question.