View Full Version : [ubuntu] trouble with 9.04, wish to install 8.10, help?
July 22nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
Uh, hello...newbie here and not good at Ubuntu, got 9.04 loaded by helpful student and it freezes all the time, so I wish to return to 8.10. I have downloaded it, but I don't know how to launch it! Got ISO icon on my desktop, but double clicking doesn't work. :D She said hysterically. Don't know what application to use to open it. Can anyone help? thanks for any reply!
And it doesn't have to be 8.10. Someone said Mint is good. (recommend it? give me a link, if so?)
Have disabled nvidea drivers as they seem to be a problem too, recommend a good one?
Ubuntu is so far really difficult to me. And unstable. I hate Gates though so must plug on...everyone says this is a doddle but I just must be real dumb! Can you recommend a guide for dumb people? I got Ubuntu for Dummies but it was out of date and made no sense to me. :(
Help, anyone? most grateful if you have a few suggestions!
July 22nd, 2009, 10:35 PM
Well Ubuntu is probably the best thing out there for people starting in the Linux world!...
Well if you want to revert to Ubuntu 8.10, I dont think thats possible, ive read its not possible to revert to a previous version; in your case from 9.04 to 8.10. I would recommend you reinstall. If you decide to do this there are a lot of guides that can help you with installing it. First of all you have to download the correct version for your system, select the Ubuntu 8.10 ISO file and downoad it --> www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download
and follow this guide:
It should be clear and concise and hopefully it will fix the issues your experiencing. Dont worry about it being unstable and difficult for you, theres always time to learn. Hopefully Ubuntu 8.10 will give you less issues since it is the newest stable version, i also experienced a few problems with Ubuntu 9.04 but the updates did it for me. :)
July 22nd, 2009, 10:38 PM
Before installing 8.10 from an ISO you should probably attempt to fix your problem without reinstalling.
What do you mean by "crashing". Are applications quitting randomly? If so, which ones. Is the whole screen freezing? Going black of white? When your computer crashes, do your Num-lock, Scroll-lock, and Caps-lock keys flash?
What what type of graphics card are you using (and wireless card if any)?
Were you running 8.10 before and did it work? If so, did you upgrade (update the software but keep all of your configuration and personal files) to 9.04 or do a clean install of 9.04 (install from a CD).
If your crashes seem to be unsolvable, follow the following instructions to reinstall (reinstalling is a last resort):
If you upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04, reinstalling 9.04 from scratch would most likely fix your problems. Either way, if you want to downgrade to 8.10 or reinstall 9.04, you need to download its ISO (which you have for 8.10) and install it as follows.
To install ubuntu from an ISO you must first BACK UP ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS. Installing from an ISO will reformat (erase) your hard drive and delete all of your personal documents and settings. the easiest way to save all of your documents and settings is to copy your home folder /home/<user> (where <user> is your username) to an external harddrive, cd, or flashdrive.
Once you have backed up all of your personal documents, the ISO file needs to be burned to a disk. If you are running ubuntu, put a CD in the cd drive, right click on the ISO file, and select "Write To Disk...", hit burn and wait for it to finish.
Leaving the CD in your computer, restart and boot off of it. Once ubuntu is fully booted, double click on the "Install Ubuntu" icon on the desktop and follow the onscreen instructions.
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