I did a source upgrade on one box from 6.4 to 7.2 or 7.3 without any problems.
I later did a source upgrade to 8.0 on the same machine just to find out that USB has some problems, I went then back to 7.3 on this machine.
I also did some source upgrades from 7.x to 8.0 on some other machines without any problems.
On Tuesday 27 July 2010 22:02:48 Michael Doyle wrote:
> In the past, I've usually done a wipe-and-reinstall when moving
> between major version numbers
> but I would rather avoid that this time around.
I never did this since 5.2. The upgrades always worked for me.
> Also, would people recommend staying with version 7.3 or jumping all
> the way to version 8.1 ?
I would first install 7.3, check if all works and then do a source upgrade. Save the source tree for 7.3 just for the case you have to go back.
> CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2800.11-MHz 686-class CPU)
> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0xf41 Stepping = 1
Not so new. Just like the machine which gave me the problem with 8.0. I never tried 8.1 on this machine.
> uhci0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xcce0-0xccff irq 20 at
> device 29.0 on pci0
> uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> usb0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci0
> usb0: USB revision 1.0
> uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
> uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
Somewhere here were the problems.
> uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
You have Intel, I have NEC, so, you should not face the same problems I did. If they are not solved meanwhile.
> atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
> kbd0 at atkbd0
> atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
Just one note. You are managing this machine remotely? No X on it?
Take the two step approach and you should have a running system afterwards.