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    Finish my Karmic update

    My install was all through updates. I never did a clean install. I understand a clean install is the way to go as I will get Grub2 and ext4. Is there a simple set of code for backing up my system to a dvd then installing it over the fresh install? Would tarballing the home directory to a dvd be enough? I have already burned all the photo's I had onto a disk. I hate to ask, but there are so many different posts about this that I couldn't figger out which is best.

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    Re: Finish my Karmic update

    Maybe "Remastersys" is what your looking for.

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    Re: Finish my Karmic update

    Quote Originally Posted by Nesaskewatch View Post
    My install was all through updates. I never did a clean install. I understand a clean install is the way to go as I will get Grub2 and ext4. Is there a simple set of code for backing up my system to a dvd then installing it over the fresh install? Would tarballing the home directory to a dvd be enough? I have already burned all the photo's I had onto a disk. I hate to ask, but there are so many different posts about this that I couldn't figger out which is best.

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    I dunno... I never do a clean install, simply don't see the need.
    You can upgrade to grub2 via:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2
    You can upgrade to ext4 via:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118295

    I never understood why people find the need to do clean installs for linux. It's not windows, it's not like a clean install will make your machine "faster" again (as windows users often seems to experience). Even if there is a difference it's probably negligible.

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    Re: Finish my Karmic update

    Quote Originally Posted by Nesaskewatch View Post
    My install was all through updates. I never did a clean install. I understand a clean install is the way to go as I will get Grub2 and ext4. Is there a simple set of code for backing up my system to a dvd then installing it over the fresh install? Would tarballing the home directory to a dvd be enough? I have already burned all the photo's I had onto a disk. I hate to ask, but there are so many different posts about this that I couldn't figger out which is best.

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    Your tarball would work fine. Unless you have important settings to save, just a simple copy of the home would do too.
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