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Old 11-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
Ron G
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Smile Would love to roll back to Hardy 8.04, from Ibex 8.10


Anyone know an EASY way to do this, with out reinstalling the hardy disk from scratch? I can do that (as I have done it a dozen or more time in the last week or so, trying out all kinds of Linux OS's, but it's getting old setting up everything like I want it) I just thought I would throw it out here for all those so much smarter than me in the ways of computers, and especially Linux OS's. I'll NEVER go back to anything with the Microsoft logo on it.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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To be brief - there is no easy way. There are ways to roll stuff back but in this case it will be much less painful to get a Hardy disk and reinstall.

A small piece of advice - keep your /home on a separate partition. That way, when installing a new distro/version, you can just mount that partition under /home without formatting and keep most of your settings intact. Although even here is a small pitfall - due to distro customizations and/or updates in programs your settings from one distro can mess up things slightly in another. Usually easily solvable but you've been warned
 
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With a separate /home as suggested, it should be simply a matter of re-installing Hardy and using the same userid/password. Haven't tried with Intrepid<->Hardy, but certainly worked for Hardy<->Gutsy; I had to do it several times, and everything just kept trucking; mail, web-browser that sort of thing. I only do this on test machines, so not a lot to customise it must be said.
 
  


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