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SanjiSasuke 12-13-2009 11:38 PM

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?

lupusarcanus 12-14-2009 01:47 AM

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 (:

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 02:55 PM

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.

worm5252 12-14-2009 02:58 PM

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?

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 03:46 PM

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)

worm5252 12-14-2009 03:53 PM

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 04:49 PM

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.

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 06:32 PM

I don't want to make another newb mistake, so what specifically do I do now that I have the 9.04 disk?

worm5252 12-14-2009 06:43 PM

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.

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 07:01 PM

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:

worm5252 12-14-2009 07:09 PM

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


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).


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


fsck -y /dev/sda3
That should repair any errors on that partition.

SanjiSasuke 12-14-2009 07:26 PM

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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