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Dan Healy

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Aug 29, 2014, 10:40:38 AM8/29/14
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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and am prompted to upgrade to the next LTS each time I upgrade the 12.04 system.  I would like to do that.  Before I do that I would like to create a CD that would allow me to come back to my current system in the event the new system installation fails.

How do I prepare for recovery in the event of failure of the new installation?

Thanks, Dan H

Lee Sharp

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Aug 29, 2014, 1:52:44 PM8/29/14
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On 08/29/2014 09:40 AM, Dan Healy wrote:
> I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and am prompted to upgrade to the next LTS
> each time I upgrade the 12.04 system. I would like to do that. Before
> I do that I would like to create a CD that would allow me to come back
> to my current system in the event the new system installation fails.

When I am in this situation, I buy a new drive. Since drives ware out,
this means my data is now on a fresh new drive. I have a full backup
that is bootable. And I have more space. :) I would buy a drive,
install 14.04, and copy over the home directory.

Lee

Dan Healy

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Aug 30, 2014, 5:03:21 PM8/30/14
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Thank you very much for the ideas.  I am not a linux guru and will have to do some research before I try any of them.  I am working with a laptop so replacing the hard drive doesn't seem practical.  At least I have some time to educate myself.

Dan H


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Michael Jarvis <mic...@jarvis.com> wrote:
Heh, that's actually not a bad idea, Lee. :-)
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Intangir

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Aug 31, 2014, 12:27:06 AM8/31/14
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What I do is partition my drive with 2 or 3 20 gig partitions at the font, a reasonable swap, then a big home partition

then if i want to try a new version, i install it to one of the 20 gig partitions, mount the home, and install

if i don't like it, the default setup for grub loader is to give you access to the other bootable partition to boot from, so i can just boot from the old one again



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Matthew Curry

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Aug 31, 2014, 12:03:27 PM8/31/14
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Good ol clonezilla will do what you need and is easy to use. Feel free to message me on gchat if you need help. Also,  I will post a howto on using it Tuesday on my site anyways. .. so feel free to look there.

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Matt Curry
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Dan Healy

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Oct 1, 2014, 7:35:24 AM10/1/14
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I finally realized I wasn't going back to 12.04 and downloaded and installed 14.04.  It works.  I had also downloaded and created a clonezilla cd, but didn't use it.  I only have to do this every several years so it is always a challenging experience.

Thanks for the help.

Dan H
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