First I neglected to backup to a remote place all my important stuff, then I failed to write the new partition table to disk (selecting quit instead of save and not noticing) and hosed my
I saved my old
So I spent most of the time trying to get connected to the internet, downloading perl modules through windows, and installing all the stuff I need through apt-get.
The system still feels very bare and not shiny enough to justify the upgrade. Debian makes a great server distro but as a graphics workstation it is a bit behind-the-times.