4 hours ago
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 from last two months, I faced many problems while installing and stabilizing the OS [first tried to normal dual boot, but had to install through wubi]. It cost me three re-installations and loss of some data to stabilize my OS.
Currently the upgrade manager constantly shows that an upgrade to 11.04 is available for my system.
What should I check before I go ahead for upgrade?
34 hours ago
Here are some ideas:
Live system: I think the easiest way to check the stability of a new version of Ubuntu is to run it from a live CD or a USB stick. Personally, I would recommend creating a persistent Ubuntu system on a USB stick using Startup Disk Creator. Boot the system, install any drivers, and test any applications you rely on.
No PPAs: If you want a smooth upgrade, I would recommend against PPAs. If you have enabled some PPAs, uninstall its packages before upgrading your system.
Backups: Another safe precaution is to make a backup. Backups are always a good idea anyway.