If you read Super Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan Destruction you know my computer is having many problems and I am afraid of losing nearly everything. This is about migrating Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) to a new computer. This is sort of a cheat cheat so I can document what I did. But you could use it to load a new computer also!
- Gigibyte Motherboard, Z77M-D3H
- Intel Core CPU, I5
- Seagate Hard Disk Drive, 1TB
- Kingston Memory, 8Gig
- New case and power supply
After putting the parts together, with my old keyboard, mouse, DVD drive, and monitor, it was time for the Ubuntu load.
First I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin).
Because I have more than 2 GB main memory, I chose to use the 64bit version.
Using online instructions I tried to create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu, but I could not get it to work.
I then switched over and started using the instructions, How to burn a DVD on Ubuntu
I ran the live version a little off the DVD. I also did a full memory check before I got started loading. The Memory check takes some time, so be sure to have a distraction, like Breakfast!
Loading was easy, I followed the instructions to Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
After I loaded I noticed that DVD and flash seemed to have problems. The problem was in Step 2 I did not pay attention to the check marks in the photo.
Install this third party software had not been checked – a mistake. I loaded again and was more careful with the photos. Then all was fine.
I went to Dash, typed “U” (for Update Manager) and did an u[date – this took some time, so I did some Bible reading (a book) and ate a mid-morning snack..
Still in the Update Manager I checked to see if the system was up to date – if not, install the updates again.
I was trying to save my files, so the next thing I did was plug in my old hard drives and copy the home folders and files into an archive folder under Documents. When this completed I breathed a sigh of relief. Data was safe. I plan to add another drive and RAID soon.
The Copy of so many files took a lot of time, I went to town, did shopping, ate dinner, and still had to wait another hour to complete.
I now have a working Ubuntu system, Firefox works ok, as does LibreOffice. Movie Player worked, but it was not what I liked or was used to using. Geany and Filazilla, my most used programs, were mission and Firefox had non of my bookmarks, history or saved passwords, I would need to migrate these and others to the new system. That will be covered in future posts.