View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need advice for 9.04 Jaunty reinstall without distroying files

October 15th, 2011, 05:09 AM
I installed 9.04 on a coworkers laptop about 3 years ago. He has now lost his password and wants me to get access to his pc. I read that the only solution is a reinstall. No problem. I plan to backup his home directory, sources.list and his program package list.

When I reinstall will I be able to just restore this items with no special configuring? Is there an easier way, such as reinstalling over the old installation without destroying any files?


October 15th, 2011, 06:53 PM
9.04 is no longer supported. I suggest your friend do a fresh install of 10.10 or later.