upgrading a system,
should follow all instructions in shutdown.txt
(up to actually turning computer off)
Binary data should be elsewhere. If not, export that now.
move personal data to a separate location
be sure that all personal data and settings are backed up.
Settings should be backed up in the form of notes and install procedures.
Once a structure is in place that is used, everything should be in that structure, and nothing unnecessary should be in it.
(currently under /c)
if backing things up to an NTFS drive, it might be better to make a tar file of everything so that permissions are preserved correctly (otherwise scripts get reset as not executable... a hassle)
sudo tar -zcvf /media/charles/DRIVE/20130514-old_macbook-c.tgz /c
creating a bootable USB:
will need to do this before starting fresh. On Ubuntu, there is usb-creator built in...
you can use that on a standard Ubuntu machine, but XUbuntu does not run on Gnome, so usb-creator is not available for it.
Can either make the USB manually:
or try this utility:
sudo apt-get install unetbootin