12.04.1 missing programs

Asked by Dick on 2012-11-09

No programs in DASH home button.

No update manager.

Can get to terminal but don't know logon or password for terminal and how to exit the terminal without a re-boot.

Can't mount C: drive where all my stuff is kept.

alt-ctl-del goes to logon screen. No way to shutdown other than power off button.

I'll take any help I can get!

Thanks

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Dick
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2012-11-17
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2012-11-17
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2012-11-09
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

You said C: drive , and I assume that you installed Ubuntu via Wubi installer (through Windows) , am I right ? Or you have dual boot , regular dual boot ?

Linux has not C: or D: ..etc drives as Windows have.

If you want to take = backup your files , you can boot from a LiveCD-USB of Ubuntu and copy the important data to an external drive and then re-install the system.

Thanks

Dick (oldcoot999) said : #2

C: drive still contains a bootable windows XP system.  I should have included that info.  Under 11.04 I could mount the C: drive (NTFS) so Ubuntu could access my files.

--- On Fri, 11/9/12, NikTh <email address hidden> wrote:

From: NikTh <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #213729]: 12.04.1 missing programs
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Friday, November 9, 2012, 2:11 AM

Your question #213729 on ubiquity in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+question/213729

    Status: Open => Answered

NikTh proposed the following answer:
You said C: drive , and I assume that you installed Ubuntu via Wubi
installer (through Windows) , am I right ? Or you have dual boot ,
regular dual boot ?

Linux has not C: or D: ..etc drives as Windows have.

If you want to take = backup your files , you can boot from a LiveCD-USB
of Ubuntu and copy the important data to an external drive and then re-
install the system.

Thanks

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Oh , 11.04 you said.. OK. Now definitely you should upgrade (through fresh install) to 12.04 LTS or the newest version 12.10.
11.04 is not supported anymore and is waste of time to correct it.
See here about Ubuntu supported & unsupported (EOL) versions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

I suggest 12.04LTS as a Long Term Support version and more stable (at my opinion).

So , copy (if you have) all your important data from Ubuntu = personal files - photos - documents.. etc to an external HDD (or USB-flash) and then boot from Windows and:

1) Download and install unetbootin from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

2) Download 12.04.1 LTS iso from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ (Desktop CD)

Create a bootable USB (you will need a usb-flash 2GB at least in native filesystem FAT32). If you scroll down the unetbootin's page you will see installation instructions and how to create the USB.

When installation to USB finish , boot from the USB and click "Install Ubuntu" , at the installer window you will see the option to replace 11.04 with 12.04 . (or update) . DO IT.

Windows will be untouched , also untouched should be all your personal files in your old /home (11.04) but we made a backup just in case.

Good Luck and Enjoy your new Ubuntu !!

Dick (oldcoot999) said : #4

I am currently running under a partial install of 12.04.  Got an error during initial install and so some stuff is missing but will boot and run.  Update program will not run a partial update because of missing components.

Using Windows, I created a Flash drive bootable device after the 12.04 download but the hardware boot won't recognise the USB as bootable even thoough the bios was set to look at external drives to boot from.  I created a bootable 12.04 on CD and when it starts to boot I get:

The kernal requires the following features not present on the cpu: pae
Unable to boot - Please use a kernal appropriate for your cpu.

i had downloaded the desktop 12.04 upgrade for my inter chip.

--- On Fri, 11/9/12, NikTh <email address hidden> wrote:

From: NikTh <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #213729]: 12.04.1 missing programs
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Friday, November 9, 2012, 4:11 AM

Your question #213729 on ubiquity in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+question/213729

    Status: Open => Answered

NikTh proposed the following answer:
Oh , 11.04 you said.. OK. Now definitely you should upgrade (through fresh install) to 12.04 LTS or the newest version 12.10.
11.04 is not supported anymore and is waste of time to correct it.
See here about Ubuntu supported & unsupported (EOL) versions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

I suggest 12.04LTS as a Long Term Support version and more stable (at my
opinion).

So , copy (if you have) all your important data from Ubuntu = personal
files - photos - documents.. etc to an external HDD (or USB-flash)  and
then boot from Windows and:

1) Download and install unetbootin from here:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

2) Download 12.04.1 LTS iso from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/
(Desktop CD)

Create a bootable USB (you will need a usb-flash 2GB at least in native
filesystem FAT32). If you scroll down the unetbootin's page you will see
installation instructions and how to create the USB.

When installation to USB finish , boot from the USB and click "Install
Ubuntu" , at the installer window you will see the option to replace
11.04 with 12.04 . (or update) . DO IT.

Windows will be untouched , also untouched should be all your personal
files in your old /home (11.04) but we made a backup just in case.

Good Luck and Enjoy your new Ubuntu !!

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Dick (oldcoot999) said : #5

Both 12.04 and 12.10 got same cpu no pae message and failed to install.

I re-installed 11.04 (as it works) and am back running. Took almost 4 days to recover from no grub.

Everything is good now so will close the problem.

Dick (oldcoot999) said : #6