[GTALUG] Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10

Chris Aitken chris at chrisaitken.net
Sat Jan 3 20:04:30 UTC 2015

On 15-01-02 11:21 AM, Tim Tisdall wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Chris Aitken <chris at chrisaitken.net 
> <mailto:chris at chrisaitken.net>> wrote:
>     On 15-01-02 09:39 AM, Tim Tisdall wrote:
>>     If you don't have too much on that computer, you should probably
>>     just copy of your personal stuff and reformat it with the 14.04
>>     version.   Nuke it from orbit...  it's the only way to be sure.
>     Man, it's been so long. I don't expect you to give me a
>     step-by-step, but are the broad strokes that I would make a CD or
>     DVD on another PC, then boot from that to do the fresh installation?
>     Is there a command I can run, then at boot the installation would
>     begin? I assumed I was going to lose everything anyway - I'm good
>     about backing up data.
> Easiest way is to download the 14.04 ISO image and then use the 
> "Startup Disk Creator" to create a bootable USB flash drive.  You then 
> boot from the USB drive and follow the instructions.
> You should have everything you need on that older Ubuntu machine 
> already, you just need to download the disk ISO.

OK - I'm starting in on this. Will there be any possibility of choosing 
the old GNOME interface, so I don't end up with Unity?


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