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  1. #11
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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by bra|10n View Post
    You might also elaborate on how exactly you checked for updates.
    oh i'm sorry i forgot where i saw that one..i'll check it out later, the pc is in use right now..

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by jcka005 View Post
    oh i'm sorry i forgot where i saw that one..i'll check it out later, the pc is in use right now..
    okay,system info under system settings.

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by jcka005 View Post
    uuhhmmm..i've never tried burning a cd..whew..i'm sorry..
    There is no reason to be sorry....I have personally never went sky diving but it's no reason to apologize. If there is anything that we can do to help you when you get stuck just let us know. That's what we're here for!

    Here is a link that might shed a little light on burning the Live CD.

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by daslinkard View Post
    There is no reason to be sorry....I have personally never went sky diving but it's no reason to apologize. If there is anything that we can do to help you when you get stuck just let us know. That's what we're here for!

    Here is a link that might shed a little light on burning the Live CD.
    thanks very much..can i replace the cd by using a flashdrive?? if yes, what size do i need?

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Yes, you can use a flash drive. See http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...tick-on-ubuntu (using your existing Ubuntu install) or http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows (using a Windows PC).
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    Lots of good advice in DuckHook's post. That is pretty much exactly what I would do.

    I would like to add the following:

    Firstly, to reiterate what has already been said, I would not advise trying to simply upgrade from a suspect system. If there really are issues in there, the chances are that they will by carried over to the newer version. A fresh install will give you a solid basis to go on with.

    If you don't already have an external drive or something along those lines, think seriously about getting one. Backups are important, and should be on a medium external to the computer that is being backed up.

    When you do your fresh install, think about putting the /home folder on a separate partition. You need to go into the "something else" option of the installer when it gets to the point where you can choose between "install beside" and "use the whole drive". This is not absolutely necessary, but gives you the option of retaining an existing /home folder in a new install.

    If you, as DuckHook suggested and backup the entire file system or even just the whole /home folder, you should just copy back the files you want, not the whole thing. The reason for this is that your configuration files are in the /home/user folder as hidden files. You can see them by activating the "view hidden files" option in the view menu of the file manager. If any of them are corrupted, simply copying them back will bring the corruption across.

    If you have backed up the whole thing, and want to revive a configuration from the old install, you can. Locate the config file for the program in question in the fresh install and make a copy of it under a different name. Copy across the old file from your backup, making sure that it gets saved in the /home/user folder with exactly the right name, and then check to make sure it is all working properly. If anything has gone wrong, you can put back the copy of the fresh file that you made.
    thanks for the info sir..

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    Re: i don't know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom View Post
    Yes, you can use a flash drive. See http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...tick-on-ubuntu (using your existing Ubuntu install) or http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows (using a Windows PC).
    thankyou very much..i have seen the link..very helpful for me..
    Last edited by jcka005; October 10th, 2012 at 07:57 AM.

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    Re: upgrade issues

    Sorry.. missed the second page completely.. my bad..

    download the ubuntu 12.04 iso file from the ubuntu website.
    Find the download on your disk (Downloads directory).
    Pop in an empty CD in your drive.
    Right click on the file.
    Select write to disc from the menu.
    The image burner pops up.
    Left click Burn.

    For installation:
    Leave the disc in the drive.
    Reboot.

    Make sure that the BIOS settings for boot order starts the CD-drive first.
    Install Ubuntu..

    Have fun with your system again..
    Last edited by bart.a; October 10th, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

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    Re: upgrade issues

    Quote Originally Posted by bart.a View Post
    Sorry.. missed the second page completely.. my bad..

    download the ubuntu 12.04 iso file from the ubuntu website.
    Find the download on your disk (Downloads directory).
    Pop in an empty CD in your drive.
    Right click on the file.
    Select write to disc from the menu.
    The image burner pops up.
    Left click Burn.

    For installation:
    Leave the disc in the drive.
    Reboot.

    Make sure that the BIOS settings for boot order starts the CD-drive first.
    Install Ubuntu..

    Have fun with your system again..
    thanks for the reply.

  10. #20
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    Re: upgrade issues

    Quote Originally Posted by bart.a View Post
    Sorry.. missed the second page completely.. my bad..

    download the ubuntu 12.04 iso file from the ubuntu website.
    Find the download on your disk (Downloads directory).
    Pop in an empty CD in your drive.
    Right click on the file.
    Select write to disc from the menu.
    The image burner pops up.
    Left click Burn.

    For installation:
    Leave the disc in the drive.
    Reboot.

    Make sure that the BIOS settings for boot order starts the CD-drive first.
    Install Ubuntu..

    Have fun with your system again..
    thanks for the reply.

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