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Thread: New to Ubuntu

  1. #11
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    Feb 2013
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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    Thank you guys. i downloaded 12.4 last night and put it on a disk so i will give it a go today.

  2. #12
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    Jun 2009
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    Chicago Suburbs
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: New to Ubuntu

    It may be possible to repair upgrade, but it can be a lot of effort and difficult for a new user.

    But if you elect to do a new install you need to fully backup all of /home.

    If you have unique hardware, there may be some settings in /etc that were made. But new versions may not need those, sometimes they even conflict with a new version but sometimes you may need them. If not sure, it does not hurt to also back up /etc but not restore it. Then, if necessary, restore one or two configuration files or review them.

    If your hard drive has lots of room or unused space, you can put a new install in just 10 to 25GB and make sure it works with your system once installed (liveCD should give most of that), and see if you like Unity or want to change to a different Desktop Enviroment
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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