View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help upgrading 8.04 to 10.04

March 26th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Hi I'm about to update from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to 10.04.1 LTS. I`m hoping somebody can help me with the following two questions.....
Do I get the oportunity during the update to carry forward settings and/or software (some cost me a real headache to setup initially, e.g. Scanner from Epson).
Is there a sofware I can use to store settings/config and/or software packets from 8.04 so that one click restores everything should some setting not be carried forward during update (I'm thinking here of something similar to a „save registry settings“ from Windows). Much obliged for any help here

March 26th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Yes, you can automatically install all packages you had in the old system:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580857 (open the post and search for 'dpkg')