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Old 05-09-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
margaf77
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I would like to do a clean install to Hardy but...


I have Feisty running and want to switch to Hardy with a clean install.

I have a separate partition for /home so thats covered. I would like to also save the accounts, password, samba, cups, fstab, and firewall settings.

Have I missed anything?


I have been thinking about backing up /etc to save most of the .conf files. But Im not sure if this is sufficient.

Will just copying the fstab over be enough to restore my mountings? Will just copying over the smb.conf restore all my settings from samba?

What files are responsible for passwords, accounts? passwd is one file, correct? How do I restore these settings as well once I do the clean install?

Id appreciate any advice offered.


I have a complete sys backup as well in case this goes awry so Im not too worried.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Image the disk and prepare to return

I tried an 8.04 update and a full install on two laptops, one an older Pentium 4 and a new T61p. Both laptops are back to running 7.10.

The update failed on both laptops. The full install failed on the older laptop, including using an XUbuntu install.

The full KUbuntu alt-install with the T61p did complete, but the system seemed unstable to me; KNetworkManager was broken with a multi-network interface. Re-installing 7.10 was a snap on both systems. To me, this just should not be.

If you read the Installation forum on Ubuntu forums, you'll see a lot of notes about broken package updates.

If you are going to do this, so be it, but backup everything, including any directories where you might have installed third party software, like /opt. Of course backing up /etc and /home is always a good idea.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 09:59 PM   #3
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I tried an 8.04 update and a full install on two laptops, one an older Pentium 4 and a new T61p. Both laptops are back to running 7.10.

The update failed on both laptops. The full install failed on the older laptop, including using an XUbuntu install.

The full KUbuntu alt-install with the T61p did complete, but the system seemed unstable to me; KNetworkManager was broken with a multi-network interface. Re-installing 7.10 was a snap on both systems. To me, this just should not be.

If you read the Installation forum on Ubuntu forums, you'll see a lot of notes about broken package updates.

If you are going to do this, so be it, but backup everything, including any directories where you might have installed third party software, like /opt. Of course backing up /etc and /home is always a good idea.

Thanks for the input. Ive been rethinking the upgrade for now, not decided if Im gonna proceed or wait a bit. It seems this release is a bit of a dog for now.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 06:53 AM   #4
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Ive been rethinking the upgrade for now, not decided if Im gonna proceed or wait a bit. It seems this release is a bit of a dog for now.
Yes, and even after 48 updates, it still has a few minor quirks.

One thing I've noticed about those having problems with the web upgrade, many of them use apt-get, synaptic, or adept. According to Ubuntu, that's not the proper procedure. Here's their instructions.

Cheers

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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Yes, and even after 48 updates, it still has a few minor quirks.

One thing I've noticed about those having problems with the web upgrade, many of them use apt-get, synaptic, or adept. According to Ubuntu, that's not the proper procedure. Here's their instructions.

Cheers
Its amazing that how many people just decide to not follow instructions and wonder why things go awry.
 
  


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