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Old 04-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 want to recover 10.10 files?


Was informed that Ubuntu 10.10 would no longer be supported. Downloaded 11.10 and installed from a cd. Is there any way to get saved files from previous version OS? Have dual boot system that boot defaults to Ubuntu. I have already beaten myself up for not backing up files. Looking for possible solutions. Thanks.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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If you properly installed as an "upgrade" then all your files would still be there.

Did you do an upgrade or a new installation? If you did a new installation and overwrote your old installation then you're going to be out of luck short of some really PITA recovery attempts.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Downloaded 11.10 and installed from a cd.
If you did that, you probably installed 11.10 over 10.10 and you may if you are lucky, be able to recover some files with something like a TestDisk CD. The Ubuntu site clearly states that you need to upgrade from version to version and not skip any. See the first paragraph in the page at the link below. What you did was basically a new installation and not an upgrade. If you wanted to do an upgrade, there are a number of sites which descirbe specifically how to do it with different versions.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes
 
Old 04-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yeah, that's what I figured. Ran into problems attempting upgrade, and was forced to resort to the replacement procedure. Where could I get a utility for the PITA recovery attempt? Arrghh! Thanks.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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To recover data you can try using the SystemRescueCD, link below. Make sure to read the Documentation if it is new to you before trying any recovery.

http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
 
Old 04-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, mate!
 
  


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