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toomanyhandles toomanyhandles is offline
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Default upgrading from 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - 12-25-2016, 01:59 AM

Hi all

I woke up my mini9, 32GB SSD, 2GB RAM.

I am looking for thoughts about how to move to a newer Ubuntu.
Or, if I need an old version of a package from the 10.04 era, is there a static repo I can point to?

Thanks for thoughts-
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VinTek VinTek is offline
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Default 01-13-2017, 10:10 PM

10.04 LTS hasn't been supported in quite some time so I doubt that there's a direct upgrade path. You're probably going to simply have to back up your documents and install a newer version of Ubuntu from scratch. If you like the old Gnome interface, as opposed to the current Unity interface that Ubuntu uses, you might want to try Ubuntu MATE, which uses sticks to the older desktop environment.

Other alternative lightweight modern versions of Linux include Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ChaletOS, Bohdi Linux, Linux Lite and WattOS. I'd probably try each one of them by booting them from a USB key and then installing the one you like best.

Edit: each of those variants has a 32-bit version, which is the version you need, as the Dell Mini 9's processor (Intel Atom N270) is 32-bit only.

Last edited by VinTek; 01-13-2017 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Added 32-bit requirement
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darknessblade darknessblade is offline
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Default 02-26-2017, 01:42 PM

The best action you can take is a full clean install of a newer version, since the newer version would corrupt the older one if you try to keep the settings.

dell mini 910
supertalent dual wide ssd 128GB
2GB ddr2 400mhz ram
Realtek RTL8188SU
(not the 3G version)
hdd cooler as extra cooling
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Default 04-06-2017, 02:52 AM

I also had Ubuntu 10.04 before 12.04 and 16.04. I have tried Unity, Gnome 3, Xubuntu and XFCE, Lubuntu and LXDE (I don't remember why I left it) and Debian 8 with XFCE (this had WiFi and LAN problems and could not install newer SMPlayer). Now I use Xubuntu and if someone liked Ubuntu 10.04 - 10.10, sould avoid Unity and Gnome 3, they are also heavy for the Dell 910.
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