ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 130, Issue 60

Scott Ehrlich scott at ehrlichtronics.com
Tue Jun 30 13:20:34 UTC 2015


iPhone answer below - topic 1.

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>    1. Re: Help with iPhones and Ubuntu (Dave Woyciesjes)
>    2. Re: boot issues after restoring a backup (scar)
>    3. Re: boot issues after restoring a backup (scar)
>    4. RE: boot issues after restoring a backup (Juan Blanco)
>    5. Re: boot issues after restoring a backup (Petter Adsen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:30:59 -0400
> From: Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net>
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> On 06/29/2015 04:06 PM, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
>> Please advise on the right place for this question if this is the
>> wrong place for it -
>>
>> I changed from an iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) backed up via iCloud, to an
>> iPhone 5S (iOS 8.1.3) with data restored from my iCloud account.
>>
>> I have learned that once an account (iTunes backup/restore or iCloud
>> backup/restore) becomes involved with a device with a newer iOS, it
>> prevents you from restoring to the older device.
>>
>> I prefer to revert from my iPhone 5 back to my iPhone 4, but due to
>> Apple's restriction, this is not possible.   The iPhone 5 has newer
>> information, just recreating the phone book on it would not suffice.
>>
>> Both phones are seen by my Ubuntu systems (Mac Mini reformatted with
>> 14.04 and a Dell Vostro 1520 also with 14.04).
>>
>> Is there any tool/method (non root/hack) that will at least let me
>> transfer the data from the 5 to the 4?
>>
>> I also have a Mac, if that helps.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Scott
>>
>
>         TO confirm, you do have a 4, and not a newer 4S (which can get up to
> iOS 8.1.3...) I assume you have your 4 updated as far as possible.
>
> What data specifically do you need to transfer back?
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I do have an iPhone 4 (not 4S) whose firmware/iOS version cannot go
beyond 7.1.2.

I am looking to transfer the phone book, messages/texts, photos,
videos, and, memos back to my old iPhone 4.

I have discovered the iPhone 4 (with iOS 7.1.2) is dramatically better
at response time and battery than iOS 8.1.2 on an iPhone 4S (which I
also have) and an iPhone 5S (which I also have).   I have tried a
Samsung Galaxy S5, but the lock screen on it does not come close in
alerts to what Apple provides on the iPhone/iPad.

So, is there a way to transfer the data (Linux commands, third-party
app, etc) from the newer device to the old (since Apple now prevents a
restore from newer iOS to older)?   Or, do I simply need to wait for
iOS 9 and see if it supports my 4, and if it offers any improvements
over 8?  I can always adjust system settings as needed.

Thanks.

Scott

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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:20:49 -0700
> From: scar <scar at drigon.com>
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: boot issues after restoring a backup
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> so i've just done a basic/netinst of ubuntu 12.04 and that is at least
> booting up fine... so now i am going to boot to a liveCD and try to do a
> sort of bare-metal restore of my backup... basically restore all of my
> root partition except for /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab (and /boot too
> since it is a different partition and already has the 12.04 kernels
> installed).  if there are any other files i should leave out please let
> me know--i need to get the system running ASAP
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:54:34 -0700
> From: scar <scar at drigon.com>
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: boot issues after restoring a backup
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> well i am happy to report that i got it!  i restored everything except a
> few select things:
> /etc/fstab
> /etc/crypttab
> /etc/lvm
> /lost+found
> /mnt
> /media
> /boot
> /initrd.img
> /vmlinuz
> (and stuff like /dev, /proc and /tmp i didn't backup)
>
> so far everything is working as it should
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:03:15 -0500
> From: Juan Blanco <intuitionist at msn.com>
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> Subject: RE: boot issues after restoring a backup
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> Congrats!!
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>> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> From: scar at drigon.com
>> Subject: Re: boot issues after restoring a backup
>> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:54:34 -0700
>>
>> well i am happy to report that i got it!  i restored everything except a
>> few select things:
>> /etc/fstab
>> /etc/crypttab
>> /etc/lvm
>> /lost+found
>> /mnt
>> /media
>> /boot
>> /initrd.img
>> /vmlinuz
>> (and stuff like /dev, /proc and /tmp i didn't backup)
>>
>> so far everything is working as it should
>>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:21:08 +0200
> From: Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no>
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> Subject: Re: boot issues after restoring a backup
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> On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:09:34 -0700
> scar <scar at drigon.com> wrote:
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>> Petter Adsen wrote on 06/29/2015 05:30 AM:
>> > What's in /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab? The output of lsblk and
>> > blkid would also be useful in figuring this out.
>>
>> i don't understand why that would matter right now, as i can't even
>> boot the kernel to the point where it asks for my passphrase and thus
>> unlock the root partition with /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab, but here
>> is the requested info for sdb: http://pastebin.com/6Q7Yg8AZ
>>
>> i did try to update the files with the right UUIDs but i must be
>> missing something....
>>
>> i'm thinking i should just do a fresh install of 12.04 and then after
>> that is booting fine just restore my / (root) from backup... but that
>> will revert /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab too....
>
> I see now that you got it running, but I'll guess that your problem was
> that you had not updated the initramfs after setting the right UUIDs.
>
> Petter
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