A few days ago I used the upgrade option to move from 3.4 loop3 to 3.4a. Everything went very well generally and all the software seemed updated and the users settings saved. However, after using it for a while i found several things that were broken. These seemed to be mainly graphics related such as screensaver, 3D desktop etc. As all these worked on the LiveCD I wondered if it was due to doing an upgrade instead of a complete re-install. So as my idea of a good time is installing distros I decided to do a re-install, WRONG!
Despite several attempts the installation never completes because my DVD drive overheats because, presumably, it has been running for so long (90+ minutes). Each time I do the install I select fewer packages to install but it has never got past 90% complete. It is definitely the drive overheating because if I try to read any DVD after the attempted installation it fails. If I let it cool down for a while it is fine, also no other features of the PC are affected.
I am going to try it with none of the packages selected and see if that works.
I wonder how many other people have this problem but don't realise it?