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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Thanks. I was a bit confused.
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    [ubuntu] can't get to the web

    I have a Dell Latitude laptop with 10.04 Lynx Ubuntu only on it. Today for some reason it quit being able to get to the internet. When I start FFox or Chrome it comes up with the box checked for...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    I'll close this thread for now.

    lots of troubles..........
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    man, oh man. Remember this is an Ubuntu-only machine.
    now when I bootup into Ubuntu, when I try FireFox it comes up checked Offline.
    I uncheck, and find that I cannot get to ANY website. Nor with...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    okay, I'm over the mountain, I did the md5sum drag-and-drop run maneuver.
    the output includes a dozen folders and a few more files.
    Having looked through them "all" the only one that includes...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    I am tickled by the primitiveness of some of the necessities in Linux/Ubuntu. Never in my computer life have I heard of typing a basic RUN command, an Assembler-type command, then SPACE, and then...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    okay, ctrl-alt-t gets me a plain terminal.
    then I type md5sum and
    the cursing-blinker (blinking-cursor) sits on the next line and does nothing.
    I assume I might identify there, the iso on the...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Houston, we've got a problem
    in order to run the mdssum, I have to get to command
    line, right?
    after ctrl-alt-F2 (that's command line, right,.? )
    it asks for Login and Password.
    I know my...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    okay, I'm gonna work at it for a while. I just downloaded the iso and will now head for a verify.

    one thing I'm wondering is the sequence of things. Do I still need to do the partitioning thing...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    thanks, yes, obviously I downloaded the wrong file, back whenever I did that. Thanks for clearing up my thinking. And, I love your signature, too. Mine has been a favorite throughout my teaching...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    can I download Ubuntu 12 and create a boot disk
    (that's that ISO stuff, etc., right?)
    then use that to install (replace the Ubuntu Lynx on my laptop)
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    okay, I decided to do it........
    here's how far I got.

    Kernel requires x86-64 CPU
    only detected i686 CPU

    so the only UBUNTU DVD I have, I apparently made on my 64-bit Sony.

    how do I...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    so I'd be booting from my original Ubuntu CD and not really using the Ubuntu that was installed on the hard-drive, right?
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    the partition thing.
    I thought that implied dual-boot.

    also in step 6 it mentions installing alongside windows.


    how will I identify the Ubuntu partitions
    and the swap partition
    will this...
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    I read through it. I think it requires Windows, too. I don't have Windows on this machine.
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    Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    help. This laptop has not been run in over a year. I have 400-some important updates which will not run no matter how much I've tried. The check button does nothing. I've gone through and un-checked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    Okay. I will check this out when I get back home.
    Thanks.
    -Chuck
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    me thinketh thou art too easily amused.

    I'm tired of messing with this.
    Just wish I hadn't upgraded.
    To heck with Narwahl;
    I'll keep choosing Lucid off the GRUB menu;
    at least it's stable....
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    tried 'em both
    shouldn't have
    they did nothing for my desktop;
    but now I have a graphics problem again, which has not surfaced in quite a while
    since I eliminated the GL screensaver.

    Now again...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    okay; not sure what it did, but it ran
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    oh well, if I cursor-down on GRUB, I can select the Lucid option 10.04 which seems stable.
    That's okay. I can retrieve my picture folders from external backups.

    Only real problem I have is one I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    I had shortcuts and I had folders of pictures. Everything is gone now
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    Why would my desktop come up empty on the upgrade. Is there a way to retrieve the folders I had there?
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    [ubuntu] upgrade to Narwahl not successful

    after upgrade to Narwahl, my Grub menu now offers 2.6.38.8 at the top, which gets me only a series of error messages, and 2.6.32.21 further down which run, gives me an empty desktop, no history or...
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    [ubuntu] GSky wireless always prompts for key

    Compaq Presario desktop
    Ubuntu 10.10 Meerkat
    Recently upgraded and working quite well.

    Some time ago I was advised to get a GSky wireless adapter as appropriate for my Compaq Presario.

    I've...
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