Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04.1 to Ubuntu 10.4LTS listing/printout of configuration settings

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Currently in place - Ubuntu 8.04.1, as a File Server (Samba)/Web/Mail/Users
Looking to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4LTS
I have no Ubuntu experience, less installing it on a desktop.  
I have good knowledge of Microsoft
How do I go about geting the the configuration settings for File Server (Samba)/Web/Mail/Users in case something goes wrong and I need to build from scratch?
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Have a good/current backup.

You may need to add the repositories. or go through the upgrade process to 9 and then to 10.


Presumably you went through the upgrade software option that is available in the GUI
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> geting the the configuration settings for File Server (Samba)/Web/Mail/Users
Location of Configuration file
or do
sudo find / -name "smb.conf"


Mail server:
It depends on which mail server you use: sendmail or postfix
sendmail is under /etc/mail

/etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group

Backup the whole /etc folder.
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It doesn't appear the the GUI is active.  Is there a way to turn that on?
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after you login, you can run startx.
telinit 3 should also change the operation to Graphical, but it all depends on whether you previously configured the graphical interface.
They have a network upgrade that deals with making sure you update-manager on the system:
This process might not have to be in a graphical mode environment.

If your graphical mode, does not work, you would need to determine the graphics card that you have which can be seen by running lspci.  This will list the hardware you have graphics, etc.
Using the graphics card information, you can find the drivers to install on your system if they are absent.


user/bin/startx: line 139: xauth: command not found
user/bin/startx: line 149: xauth: command not found
user/bin/startx: line 151: xauth: command not found
user/bin/startx: line 149: xauth: command not found
user/bin/startx: line 151: xauth: command not found
: cannot stat /etc/x11/x (no such file or directory), aborting.
init: Server error
user/bin/startx: line 166: xauth: command not found

I then follow these procedures:
 1.Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed:    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
 2.edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal  
 3.Launch the upgrade tool:  sudo do-release-upgrade
I then get:
Failed Upgrade tool signature
Failed Upgrade tool
Done downloading
extracting 'intrepid.tar.gz'
failed to extract
extracting the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server


I did this:
sudo apt-get install xorg

Now when I run STARTX, I get a mouse cursor on a grey screen with a small box in the upper left corner.  I type "exit" and come back to the command line.

It tells me:
AIGLS error:  dlopen of /user/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so failed.  (.... no such file or directory)

lspci -v gives me:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro]
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For GUI:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop


Thanks wesly.
How much overhead does this have. Does it tax the server much?
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Not much, unless you do a lot of GUI stuff like watching video or image processing.
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The GUI taxing only occurs if you continue to run the GUI mechanism, using telinit 2 will set the ubuntu to boot up in a multi-user non graphical mode.
With this all you would need to get the GUI, it to run startx.

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