How to Repair Ubntu?

Asked by Tory on 2007-02-23

6.06 worked pefectly. Did the upgrade/install for6.10

at that point various parts of the program did not work properly - such as the synaptic window flashing open and disappearing, the firefox (still remaining at 1.5x) would suddenly close out, etc.

Is there an intelligent way to RESTORE or ROLLBACK? I would like to save some of the files I have dl etc.


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Cyril (cyrilarnaud) said : #1

How did you do the upgrade (following which method?)
I do not know of any intelligent way to restore your previous installation. If you have installed initially Ubuntu with different partition you can re-install using the LiveCD and keeping at the same time your personal partitions. There is a lot of info on how to do that in ubuntu forums

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #2

Usually when people have a problem with the upgrade, they went the 'Not-Recommended' route on
Also have a note of the 'notes' section on that page.

If that is the case, it may be best/easiest for you to backup the files that you want to save to removable media and reinstall the operating system. Either going the upgrade route again using the update manager, or using an Ubuntu 6.10 CD.

Best Regards,

usr (usrlp) said : #3

When you are installin the distro, you can can make a partition for /home (for your personal files and for the configuration of the programs), and before, you can install any distro whitout the problem of your data lost.

Tory (numeroprime) said : #4

Thanks to all for the fast courteous reply. I decided to just do a completely fresh install now we are at 8.x lts and the above problem did not occur.