[xubuntu-users] Fresh install 18.04 with aptik

don subscribe dwb.subscribe at epbfi.com
Mon Sep 17 18:16:59 UTC 2018

I had to perform a new install of Xubuntu 18.04 because my normal GUI
login would not accept my password.  I even tried changing the keyboard,
thinking the KB was bad.  I ssh'd into the box with the local IP
address.  Yes, I rebooted and tried again & again to no avail.  I could
key the GUI password, the screen would blank for a few seconds and then
re-display the login screen.  It was if the xubuntu session was not
initiated? If I had not been able to SSH into the box, I would have been
w/o a creeks paddle. I took the easy Aptik way and was back running in
half an hour.

I performed a clean install of 18.04 with Aptik Migration Utility:

I used the aptik command line to run a command that backed all my files
and settings to another drive:
sudo aptik --backup-all --basepath /mnt/tb364/htpc-aptik-backup/

I installed a new xubuntu 18.04 & installed aptik & openssh-server
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptik

I restored from the backup:  (If backed to a USB drive, I would have no
need to change the backup location)
cd into the Aptik-backup directory  Note: the install changed the drive
mount point to :
cd /media/don/281bc72e-405b-4dab-a23c-6557d9b007fd (This partition
contained the Aptik-backup directory which had all my backup files and a
./restore-all.sh script.)

I ran the ./restore-all.sh  command and xubuntu desktop was back, like
magic.  My  /etc/fstab was restored, as well, along with the 4 other users.

I see no reason why anyone should do an upgrade 18.04 without using
Aptik on a clean install. 
I always donate a few dollars to the author.  Aptik has saved me many
times and is a great migration tool.

For all skeptics, I receive nothing from the Aptik author for the


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