Ubuntu :: How To Do Clean Install And Keep Files

Aug 11, 2010

I am trying to figure out if I can just do a clean install and still be able to keep any files, ex. music, scripts, pics ect. without having to burn the contents to disk or upload them to an external device? I have like 150gs of info I need to save I have an external but it will take a long time to copy everything so if you know any way to do this wile doing a new install.

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Feb 9, 2010

Still working on the mask of files for shared folder. I now have a shared folder with the exact behavior I expect :
Code:
sudo addgroup share_group
sudo mkdir /media/volume/shared_dir
sudo chgrp share_group /media/volume/shared_dir
sudo chmod g+s /media/volume/shared_dir
sudo chmod 770 /media/volume/shared_dir
sudo setfacl -d -m group::rwx /media/volume/shared_dir
sudo setfacl -d -m other::--- /media/volume/shared_dir
emma@box:/media/volume/shared_dir$ ls -al
total 8
drwxrws---+ 2 root share_group 4096 2010-02-09 12:53 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2010-02-09 11:58 ..
-rw-rw----+ 1 emma share_group 0 2010-02-09 12:53 test
By default, user from the group can modify this file. That's perfect.

I have define the share in Samba this way :
Code:
[share]
comment = Shared Folder
path = /media/volume/shared_dir
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
read only = no
hide dot file = yes
# force group = share_group
# create mask = 0660
# directory mask = 0770
# force create mask = 0660
# force directory mask = 0770

When drag & dropping a file in this share, here is the default mask:
Code:
emma@box:/media/volume/shared_dir$ ls -al
total 192
drwxrws---+ 2 root share_group 4096 2010-02-09 12:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2010-02-09 11:58 ..
-rw-rwx---+ 1 emma share_group 6148 2010-02-09 12:54 .DS_Store
-rw-rwxr--+ 1 emma share_group 176684 2009-12-21 23:33 IMG_7487.jpg

So the dropped file have execution rights for the group, and read access for other. I expected it to have the same rights than the file created directly using the touch command. I tried to play with the mask options, without success. The file has been dropped from my mac, which is a Unix like OS. I guess that some authorization access are inherited from the original file, for the user and other parts. But where does the group authorization come from ? Moreover, is is possible to define in samba a default mask, whatever the authorization of the original file?

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I continued with the install and then got:

Yast2 error occured
while installing GRUB ver 0.97 (640k lower/3072k upper memory)
[minimal bash-like lineediting is supported? for the first word, TAB lists possible command completition anywhere else TAB lists possible completion of a device/filename]
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Error 25
disk read error
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Code:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

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255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

[Code]...

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So I've been trying to install 11.04 x64 on the same drive as Windows 7. The install seemed to go fine until it tried to install grub over the Windows 7 bootloader. My first try at this, I just told it to try again, and it seemed to install fine. It then rebooted and came up with the grub bootloader as expected. However, when it attempted to boot into 11.04, it gives me an error that says "unknown filesystem". It does however boot into Windows 7 fine. While I was writing this up, I went into my BIOS to make sure that my SSD was set to be the primary boot drive and it was not. Changed the SSD to primary boot priority and away it went.

For some reason, with the my other hard drive as the primary boot drive, it wouldn't boot to Ubuntu, but would behave just fine when going into Windows. Very strange behavior. I rebooted the computer again to make sure that the boot priorities fixed the problem and the default background came up halfway, like a corrupted .jpg file, so I forced a shutdown. Now I'm back to what I started with. I've been rebooting to see if I can reproduce the good startup, but to no avail. Also, when grub is loaded, it either gives me a purple or black background. Is this normal? It seems to alternate randomly.

TL;DR
I get one of three errors when trying to boot into 11.04 from a clean install next to a fresh Windows 7 install.
"error: unknown filesystem"
"error: hd1 out of disk"
"error: you need to load the kernel first"
I also see a kernel panic every now and again.

I've got a bootable flash drive with 11.04 on it and that's what I've been trying to install from. I've been looking more into this issue, and from what I've uncovered in the forums is that the new grub bootloader that comes with Natty has some issues. I found the procedure for a downgrade of grub to the Maverick version, but I have not come across a 64-bit procedure. This downgrade has worked from what I've read so far.

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Jan 7, 2010

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The actual hard disk is mounted the following way:

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Feb 8, 2010

few months back I did a clean install of 9.10 from 9.04 (wanted to clear room so decided against upgrade path) and since then I've been really struggling to boot into it. I've used Ubuntu since 7.04 and never had any issues with it - these issues have only started happening since my upgrade to 9.10. And I was hoping that 9.10 would be the release I could persuade her indoors to not boot into Windows XP!

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I've tried with every boot command under the sun (noapci, nosplash, quiet, noapic etc.) and none of them make any difference bar two - apci=noirq starts the desktop occasionally but with no windows manager, and irqpoll stops the freeze but it never loads the desktop or manager. Both these last two commands work about 1 in 10 boots or so but usually it freezes. I can also sometimes press Escape as soon as the Ubuntu symbol shows on screen and sometimes (about 1 in 5 tries) it gets into the desktop, but only if I hit it before it freezes up. The above does point to an IRQ issue but wondering what has changed since 8.10 and 9.04 which worked perfectly?

I've also booted into recovery mode and updated/fixed packages but the same thing happens with the recent 2.6.31-19 generic as well as -17, -14 etc. As per above I'm dual booting with Windows XP as the default boot option (wife's orders) but don't think this is related.

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