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Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 without messing up the filesystem

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I can't access the current Ubuntu installation as I forgot the password.. That's why I just want to overwrite it with a fresh 14.04 installation.

 

Hmm... let me do a quick Google search

 

This should do the trick - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword

Hey guys and girls,

 

I'm too afraid to install Ubuntu 14.04 over a 12.04.3 installation because I fear the possibility of screwing up and loosing the filesystem.

 

The reason why I want to install it OVER (erasing the previous) the old installation is, that I forgot my password but that's no problem. There's the option of an advanced installation where you are able to choose where what gets installed but I forgot how it was configured in the first place.

 

It looks like this:

 

2TB HDD (Data storage)

/dev/sda

 /dev/sda1 ntfs

 /dev/sda2 ntfs

 /dev/sda3 ntfs

 

120GB SSD (Windows Installation)

/dev/sdb

 /dev/sdb1 ntfs

 

500GB HDD (Partly used for the Linux installation, 365GB were reserved for Windows as scratch-disk)

/dev/sdc

 /dev/sdc1 ntfs 392730MB (Size)

 /dev/sdc2 ext4 249MB (Size) 96MB (Used)

 /dev/sdc5 swap 9999MB (Size) 0MB (Used)

 /dev/sdc6 ext4 47125 MB (Size) 5190 (Used) Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (12.04)

 /dev/sdc7 ext4 49998 MB (Size) 2326 MB (Used)

 

What do I have to do to install Ubuntu 14.04 the same way 12.04 was installed without loosing the described configuration? Which device should I use for the boot loader installation? (I forgot where I installed it... :S)

 

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Thanks in advance!

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Firstly, install all the latest upgrades you can for your current release. You can either use the update manager or you can run the following commands into a terminal session...

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt dist-upgrade

Secondly, do this is the same terminal window, type the following command...

sudo update-manager -d

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Firstly, install all the latest upgrades you can for your current release. You can either use the update manager or you can run the following commands into a terminal session...

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt dist-upgrade

Secondly, do this is the same terminal window, type the following command...

sudo update-manager -d

I can't access the current Ubuntu installation as I forgot the password.. That's why I just want to overwrite it with a fresh 14.04 installation.

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I can't access the current Ubuntu installation as I forgot the password.. That's why I just want to overwrite it with a fresh 14.04 installation.

 

Hmm... let me do a quick Google search

 

This should do the trick - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword

Everytime I hit my funny bone unexpectedly it's like my own personal Pearl Harbour.


Don't call it a grave, it's the future you chose.


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