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Old 01-18-2017, 03:40 AM   #1
boconganhdo
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Issues about migrate data to new linux ?


Hello all member!
as a unconfirmed Linux user I need your help.

I'm using a program on Lubuntu 10.04.4 LTS on an old PC.
Now for security I want to use my program on an newer mainboard.

Installation is made by a bootable CD-Rom.
1. the Lubuntu system is installed
2. system restarts and the CD-Rom is ejected.
3. system boots from the freshly installed Lubuntu and automaticaly installs my program .
4. at every reboot the PC enters automaticaly the program.

When I install to a new mainboard, the installation fails. After trying to update to precise, the program started once. Conclusion : the new mainboard needs an actual Linux.
After rebooting the system falls back to 10.4 , the updates are gone. System crashes.

Now I thought it would be best to extract the installation files from my bootable CD-Rom,
Install the actual Lubuntu to my PC , copy the program files to the new Linux-PC and install them manually.

Could you guide me to the informations needed to do this or help me to do it.

The PC needs to run this only program, nothing else, the program controls some hardware conected to the parallel port.
If I'm posting in the wrong section , please guide me to thr right one.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-18-2017, 09:50 PM   #2
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Lubuntu 10.04 has not been supported for several years and you can't upgrade it to precise (12.04) because the files/folders necessary are no longer at the location your old Lubuntu is looking for them. Are you trying to install a newer up to date version of Lubuntu from a CD/DVD? From from of your statements, it seems you are booting a Live CD of Lubuntu and installing software without actually installing it to your hard drive. If that's what you are doing, what you are getting is expected behavior. Everything is lost on reboot with a Live CD.

I think you need to clarify what you are actually wanting to do. You mention security as a concern so using an old system no longer supported is not a good idea.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 10:05 AM   #3
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boconganhdo,

Welcome to LQ.

As yancek has pointed out, your software is no longer supported.

Please make a BACKUP of all your personal data before you do a fresh installation!

You can try Lubuntu 16.04:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu

NB You will need a DVD because this Lubuntu download is 900MB and will NOT fit on a CD.

Alternatively, antiX-16 is even smaller and lighter than Lubuntu:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AntiX

Download (antiX-16.1_386-full.iso is 697MB and will fit on a CD):
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

antiX-16:
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/...FAQ/index.html

This video may be useful to you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obX-b3I6XBE

antiX forums:
http://antix.freeforums.org/

Last edited by beachboy2; 01-19-2017 at 10:13 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 11:02 AM   #4
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We could use some clarification as to your exact problems/failures.

The OP has a remastered installation disk that includes a special program. It isn't obvious as to the meaning of "When I install to a new mainboard, the installation fails." whether it is Lubuntu or the special program. We also need to know what you mean by newer mainboard. If the motherboard is UEFI then you need to change it to legacy since 10.04 does not support it.

The OP wants to be able to extract the special program from the old CD and be able to install it on a regular distribution.
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:14 AM   #5
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boconganhdo,

What exactly is this special program you refer to?

As michaelk has requested, we really need more detailed information in order to assist you more effectively.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 09:09 PM   #6
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"The OP has a remastered installation disk that includes a special program. It isn't obvious as to the meaning of "When I install to a new mainboard, the installation fails." whether it is Lubuntu or the special program. We also need to know what you mean by newer mainboard. If the motherboard is UEFI then you need to change it to legacy since 10.04 does not support it."

I suspect it is something far more basic than whether the firmware is UEFI or not. Ubuntu 10.04 means that it was released in April 2010. Virtually every motherboard that is in stock in a computer store will have a chipset that was released far later than 2010. It is said that Linux works best on six month old hardware to allow time for the Linux community to support new disk controllers or pci-e hubs etc. that may be contained in new chipsets. This means that Lubuntu 10.04 provides excellent support for late 2009 era hardware.

I have a five year old Gigabyte Z68 motherboard which still works great. The Z68 chipset was released on May 11, 2011 meaning that Ubuntu 10.04 from April 2010 likely wouldn't run on my five year old motherboard. The odds of it running on any motherboard you purchased in early 2017 are virtually nil.

To confirm this please provide the model number of your new motherboard or look up when its chipset was released.

As others have said you will need to extract this program to install it in a newer Ubuntu or other Linux. Is this program an internet service if some sort ?
 
  


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