[rescue] Blade 100

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 17:25:56 CDT 2006

I've done both and neither one is great. The upgrade path may not clear out
wonky configs, whereas the rebuild path requires data backup/restore and
application reinstalation.

My personal choice is the latter. It winds up cleaner in the end.

On 6/13/06, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
> >From: velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>
> >Date: Tue Jun 13 14:13:52 CDT 2006
> >To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> >Subject: Re: [rescue] Blade 100
> <snip>
> >As I am currently fighting with an "upgrade" of Kubuntu taking my Xorg
> >south (working from a Live CD at the mo), I gotta say, I miss the Mac.
> A few points:
> I was plesantly suprised that the Ubuntu 6.0.6 LTS release did so well
> with not only my older Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop (1600x1200 display no
> problem, but it didn't default to it off the live CD) and the ZyXEL
> 802.11G wireless card I got for $10 (after rebate) at CompUSA "Just
> Worked" (after I picked the wireless network to use). I've seen a lot of
> comments about the things that are broken, but like your problem Nadine, it
> seems to focus around Upgrade issues, not fresh installs...
> I pulled out my 15" Powerbook 550 MHz G4 w/1 Gig of RAM and a nice speedy
> HD, and was amazed at how slow things were (or atleast seemed). Windows took
> a while to open (even on locally running applications)... I remmebered this
> being a much faster system. I think I'm running OS/X 10.3, I never got
> around to upgrading to 10.4 (bought it, tried it, but never actually did
> the upgrade).
> Anyone have advice on upgrade vs. rebuild on this? I guess at it's root,
> this is a 10.1 or 10.2 build of the O/S that was upgraded a few times. I
> saw an article at oreilly network on rebuilding an older Powerbook by
> swapping the drive and starting over, and I was thinking about just starting
> over...
> Lionel
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Brian Howe
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