Re: What happens after 2021 with 18.x?
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:36 pm
This thread caught my attention because I am currently transitioning from LM 17.3 to 18.3. So far, this has been pretty painless, as I've been able to work on it as time permits. The reason I can do it this way is because I am dual booting 17.3 and 18.3 (actually I'm triple booting because I also have Windows7, which I only use once a year). I have a separate Data partition with all my personal documents, photos, etc. which is shared between 17.3 and 18.3 (not with W7). I have also put my Thunderbird and Firefox profiles onto the Data partition, so I don't have to worry about keeping my e-mails and FF bookmarks in sync (had to whitelist the FF profile in Firejail to make that work). I did a clean install of 18.3 - was able to copy some of what I needed from the 17.3 /home to 18.3. If I have a question about how I set something up in 17.3, I can boot into it and check. I currently have separate /home partitions for each install - I may rethink that when I eventually install LM 19 - haven't decided about that yet. After I get everything set up (actually I'm almost there - running on 18.3 now) I'll keep the 17.3 installation as a fallback. When I install LM 19, it will replace 17.3 and I'll use the same method to transition from 18.3. I'm keeping a list of all the steps I'm taking so that I'll have a step-by-step guide for next time. I might also make a script file to help automate it.