Repair Installation,like in windows intallation setup

Asked by ronnie_libra on 2009-02-14

i was wondering if there is "Repair Installation" features in kubuntu like in windows installation setup? like say for example some system files were deleted\corrupted and the kubuntu won't start or prompt an error that stop the GUI or X or desktop to start.Because i usually reinstall kubuntu every time i cant solve the error or problem and i have to rearrange everything again like i have to install\download some programs.create mount points for other partition,and of course i have to backup my home directory,reformat .

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2009-02-23

There's one " Friendly Recovery " is the name.

I suppose is present on KDE based too.
And its Aptitude to repair everything, its a GUI-like based on Text (ncurses)

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Firstly and most easily available is the "Recovery Mode" one of the options given during normal bootup. It does have some useful features and unlike the Windows equivalent it doesn't just hose your system.

During install there is the option of "Manual Partitioning" rather than "Guided" and this can be used to to UNticked the "format partition?" option for each partition. This often allows data and settings to remain intact. However, it often suffers from 'user-error' so i'd always back-up the data before using this.

Keeping your data on a different partition is quite a smart move - so it doesn't always get wiped during an install

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

williamp666 (xxxximmortalxxxx) said : #3

k i just bought ubuntu from a store i got a registration number i loaded the install and when it went to partion i changed it for

ubunut have 50% and vista have 50%

45 minutes still at 0% so shut off pc go back to install and now some gay shell termial crap black box opens

any help?

on reparing this

if u can add me to msn that would be better <email address hidden>

Tom (tom6) said : #4

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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