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I have done a big mistake of upgrading my system from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04. After the upgrade the system keeps on crashing now and then because of https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/541492

8.04.4 LTS was just working great for me.

Does anyone know how to downgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 8.04 without losing any data?

Thanks in advance!

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The safest way : Make a backup of data - Reinstall Ubuntu 8.04 - Restore data

You could also try with this guide to downgrade : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DowngradeHowto

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