View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading to 8.04

June 3rd, 2008, 03:31 PM
I recently received my Ubuntu 8.04 cd. I want to upgrade to 8.04 without losing any data. Can i use the cd to upgrade my Ubuntu Fiesty.

Thanking you.

June 3rd, 2008, 03:37 PM
Best to do a clean install, but you will lose all your settings.

If you want to update, then System > Administration > Software Sources > Installable from CDrom and DVD.

marcelo danico
June 3rd, 2008, 06:14 PM
For a complete system backup in a compressed file see this

You could also put all your files into a folder like home and compress that and put it on external media or a partition that won't get formatted.

I goofed up, because I didn't backup my bookmarks, evolution emails/contacts. Next time I'll compress and backup the whole OS.

Hope this helps!

marcelo danico
June 3rd, 2008, 06:25 PM
This looks really cool. I'll have to download it and try it out tonight.

Sbackup --> http://sourceforge.net/projects/sbackup

SBackup is a Simple Backup solution for Linux. It is generally developed with a Gnome desktop in mind, but will also work in other desktop environments and also on the console.