Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12
It's not so much that it's created on your Sony, but that you downloaded the X64 version.
Download the i386 desktop iso from e.g. http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...buntu/12.04.1/. Direct link to the 12.04LTS 32bit version: http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...1-dvd-i386.iso
After the download, check the md5sum using the md5sum command line program md5sum; the correct md5sume can be found on http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...elease/MD5SUMS
If you have a pen-drive (2GB or bigger), there is an option in the menus (administration menu?) to create a bootable USB disk.
Else burn the iso to DVD (to my knowledge, 12.04 still fits on CD but not 100% sure).
If you have a separate home directory, your documents are reasonable safe. But things can go wrong, so make backups.
Start from DVD/USB and from the menu choose the option to 'check the disk for defects'. Next testdrive to check if your hardware is supported. Reboot and from the menu select to install Ubuntu; you however can also directly install while running in live mode. I prefer not to install updates during the install (there is a tickbox on one of the install screens) as it takes much longer (2 hours in my experience versus something like 20 minutes); install updates afterwards.
I can not help with the partitioning as, for me, it's self explanatory. The only error message you can get is that you have to define a '/' (root) partition of you did not specify that.
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Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; January 6th, 2013 at 04:43 AM.
If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.