Okay.  Checklist before moving from 32-bit Ubuntu to 64-bit

  • backups from /etc:   raid settings, password file, userlist/groups
  • backup from etc: mail settings
  • backup /home
  • backup list of installed packages


  • If boot CD can recognize raid
  • Install/reformat on main drive.  Suggestion: repartition /home
  • What else?

Getting annoyed with small issues,  though it might be hardware. the DVD+-RW I have didn't want to burn a DVD-R  medium today. Ubuntu wasn't being helpful either,  refusing to do media change and generally being Dog Slow at starting up.