What are the steps to be prepared when upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04?

Asked by Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Hidzir on 2009-03-08

I'm a newbie here using Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, and wanna know that is there any bad things could be happen when upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 and what's the new features in Ubuntu 9.04?
Thanks.

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Bernd Schlapsi (bernd-sch) said : #1

At the moment it is not recommended to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 on production machines, because this version is in alpha state!

I found this article about Ubuntu 9.04 which lists the new features:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-9-04-Alpha-5-Screenshot-Tour-105539.shtml

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

As recommended:
#Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 8.10 before you upgrade.
#Consider to comment third parties in sources.list to avoid trouble
#Backup important data. If having home/user on a separate partition no need to worry.
#Before upgrading read release notes for Ubuntu 9.04, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues in this version.
###Since there is no official release at the moment there is no page available, only for Alpha version.
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/jaunty/alpha5
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyJackalope

Of special interest is that ctrl+alt+backspace wont work as usual for a very long time.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap

Thanks guys, by the way, what is the approximate time Ubuntu 9.04 to be launch?
And, updates: All updates applied to Ubuntu 8.10 how much, or how to know it?
And when upgrade, our files in the Hard Disk gonna be format back or not?
Thanks :)

Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #5

Hafis, you can find release schedule here - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule

To update your current Ubuntu installation, go to: System > Administration > Update manager and download and install all available updates.

When upgrading, your hard disk is not being formatted, so all your files and documents are safe. But, for extra security, I recommend backing up all important data.

Members, thanks for the replies and really appreciate it :)
By the way, can't give you anything except 2 THUMBS UP for your replies :D
Keep update me for more new info so that I'm also can be one of you to help another Newbie in Ubuntu....
Thanks L)

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) said : #7

Btw, I downloaded a jaunty live CD and seems much more stable than intrepid was 1-2 months before release.

Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #8

Hafiz, if we answered your questions, please mark this problem as solved. Thanks.

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