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Old 10-03-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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12.04 lts - 14.04 lts

I am on ubuntu 12.04lts and have downloaded 14.04lts as iso file - how do I get it up and running and what happens to the 12.04 file and contents.
I am dual booting ubuntu with XP(disconnected)
My ubuntu file is on my C drive. If I copy this file to my external hard drive, will this suffice as a backup

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Old 10-03-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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It is the same. So dont worry about installing it. LTS just means 'Long Term Supported' but all 12.04 are LTS.
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Are you planning to keep 12.04 and install 14.04 to a different partition?
If you install 14.04 to the same partition as 12.04, unless you have an option to save the data on 12.04 during the new install or have a separate /home or data partition, you will lose what you have on 12.04. Best to back up any important data to a different drive in either case. You should be able to update 12.04 to 14.04 from within 12.04 but still need to back up before doing this.
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