Pulling the trigger on Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade, Part 1: Eyes wide open/shut

“This is an upgrade, not a clean install, so I won’t be getting
(and don’t really want) the new GRUB 2 bootloader. I won’t get the
ext4 filesystem, either (although I would like to try it, I’m not
sufficiently motivated at present to do a full reinstall).

“I’m fairly confident that all of my hardware — a 2002-era
Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101 and any one of three WiFi adapters
— will work.

“I’m less confident about the laptop’s Intel video. Intel video
hasn’t just been problematic in Linux for the past couple of years.
It’s been a problem in the BSDs, too. It all comes down to Xorg. Or
Intel. Depends on who you ask. Or whom you ask.”

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