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Old 12-13-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Move all old 9.04 data to 9.10


My 9.04 data got a messed up (from being a newb) so I just made a Live Disk of 9.10 and installed it. How can I move my programs, files and settings to 9.10?
 
Old 12-14-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Options:
1.) Perhaps upgrade your existing Ubuntu? Whats wrong with that?
2.) The Ubuntu installer allows you to import accounts from other installations (you can check to make sure before you even begin installing.). That will bring most of your familiar things to your new installation.
3.) dd your home (and whatever else) to an external storage device,and install the new 'buntu.
4.) Attempt to repair your existing Ubuntu installation with your live cd. Then do option 1.

Thats all I can think of. Hope this helps (:

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Old 12-14-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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Well I have it saved on partition which when I try to boot up the 9.04 it says it is missing some file it needs to run (I hate making newb mistakes!), and I don't have a live CD of 9.04 (I suppose I could just make one though where can I get the iso I only see 9.10 and 8. something on the site)

BTW I tried the user thing when I installed it but it didn't do it, I just have this one.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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Do you have an install cd for 9.04? if you do you could go into a recovery console and do an upgrade or repair from there right?
 
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #5
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I don't have the disk but I can make one if I can find a DL of a 9.04 version (site only has 2 versions)
 
Old 12-14-2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.04/
 
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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Thanks downloading.

OK so now what do I do? It tries to install as a 3rd operating system, so I know I am wrong there.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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I don't want to make another newb mistake, so what specifically do I do now that I have the 9.04 disk?
 
Old 12-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #9
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If you boot from the cd you should see an option that says Recover a broken system. From there you should be able to launch a root console.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 07:01 PM   #10
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It doesn't give me that option, only options like I have never had 9.04 before.
(It has Try without any changes to computer, Install Ubuntu, etc.)

Like this: http://tomoyo.sourceforge.jp/1.7/1st...-livecd-en.png

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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AH i see, version 9.04 is a live CD. Do Try without any changes.

Once it boots you should be able to open a terminal. Once it is open you can try to do a quick repair.

This should list your disk partitions

Code:
sudo fdisk -lu
Make sure the disk partiton you want to repair is not mounted. (You will need to change /dev/sda3 to your partition).

Code:
sudo umount /dev/sda3
Once the partiton is unmounted run fsck on it (once again replace /dev/sda3 with your partition.

Code:
fsck -y /dev/sda3
That should repair any errors on that partition.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #12
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Actually I was messing around searching for the filenames of some of the files and out of no where I see all my missing profile information from 9.04 that I told it to import. Sorry for the trouble and rest assured for the 1st time ever I will actually read all the getting started stuff, I need to learn this. Thanks for all the help, I will thry the last solution if I encounter any more problems with getting the information and will use it to restore the 9,04 files.
 
  


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