I'm presently having Ubuntu 13.04. I am wishing to change it to the next version by installing the next version i.e. Ubuntu 13.10 using bootable DVD. For that I will 1st download .iso image from Internet and burn it. Now, what I want to know is how to restore my system to the current state after the fresh install.
I explain what I mean: I have taken back up of my /, /boot & /home partition (in the current Ubuntu 13.04). Now for the fresh install the current O.S. will be replaced or removed. Then after my system has Ubuntu 13.10, what do I need to do so that my backed up partitions are restored? Is it simply running commands for restoring (like I run tar or cpio or dd command)?
This is the 1st time I'm restoring my system after fresh install. If I simply run commands for restoring (say for ex. my '/' file system ) then won't it replace the files on the Ubuntu 13.10 (that are specific to the new O.S.) with those of the old version? If so , then it may make my system not work like Ubuntu 13.10.
I'm unclear on this. In other words, are the files residing on / & /boot file system makes the O.S. behave as that particular O.S. If so, then they can't be replaced!!