[SATLUG] Switching distros - what settings/files to back up

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 11:19:19 CDT 2013


Chris Hudson wrote:
> I have a netbook (HP Mini) that is a couple of years old, it came with HP's
> version of Ubuntu.
> It's a good netbook and everything works (sound, wifi, etc), but I am tired
> of how evil Ubuntu has become and want to switch to straight Debian.  I
> have a USB key with Debian live/install image on it.
>
> Before I proceed, what system files would I back up before re-installing to
> make sure sound and wifi work after I switch over to Debian?

I'd back up the entire /etc hierarchy.  Also, I hope you built /home as 
a separate partition.  That makes things a lot easier.  It needs to be 
backed up anyway.

   -- Bruce



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