Ubuntu and its derivatives (Lubuntu, Xubuntu etc.) should really consider adding cross-distribution installation/upgrade feature in Ubiquity

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Feb 3 09:17:13 UTC 2018

On Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:56:25 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>On 2 February 2018 at 16:08, Βασίλης Κατσαρέλιας wrote:
>> I had to copy my `/home` folder over to a USB stick
>Of course you will have backed up everything before hand
>anyway just in case something goes wrong.

Let alone that a user regularly should backup important data to an
external device, which is appropriate for this task, such as an USB
HDD. Coping data to an USB stick is nearly as risky, as no backup at
all. The term "copy" is squishy, if using the "cp" command to backup
data, then using the "-a, --archive" option and at best with root
privileges, even if those privileges shouldn't be required to backup


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