FATAL ERROR IN HERON UPGRADE, NEED HELP

Asked by Ron on 2008-04-26

Hello. I just tried upgrading to Hardy Heron from Gutsy, and there was some fatal error during the installation of packages. I had to shut the computer off, and when it rebooted, it could not sucessfully load. I stupidly did not backup files before the upgrade!!!

I tried putting in the LiveCD for Heron, and mounted my harddrive. I thought I could then backup my files to a flashdrive and be saved. However, permission is denied to many of my folders and files! I tried using chmod ugo+r to be able to read and copy, but this doesn't work.

Please does anyone have ideas?!
Thanks so much!
-Ron

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Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #1

You should be able to "sudo cp" everything to the flash drive instead of playing with permissions. The live cd won't ask for a password for that.

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