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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickdc View Post
    Thanks for the continued help. I've tried your code, matt-symes, but I get an error:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Version ‘3.2.0-38’ for ‘linux-image’ was not found

    Same for 3.2.0-39

    sudodus, if I run the commands you suggest, won't it upgrade to 12.10? I want to avoid that if I can. I'm happy with 12.04 and so far have declined the option to upgrade.
    No I use those commands all the time, and my system stays in the same version, 12.04. dist-upgrade means new kernel etc, not new version. See
    Code:
    man apt-get
    The 'only' problem is, that I suspect it would bring you to '39' again, but then there might be infrastructure to install '38', which is the subversion of the kernel, that you want.

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    OK, I went through the first "install --reinstall" sequence and that threw up some errors in the process, telling me I needed to install various linux-headers packages. Fortunately it told me what I needed so I was able to install those too. Then I did the "extras" install and that was fine. I was back with 3.2.0-38, but it's "lowlatency-pae". (lowlatency and lowlatency-pae were two of the sets of headers I was told to install). So I tried the "only if necessary" (update>upgrade>dist-upgrade>update-grub) sequence you suggested sudodus., but that didn't produce any change. "uname -a" now produces: "Linux nick-build-1 3.2.0-38-lowlatency-pae #40-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 21 00:03:05 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux". I don't know if this matters at all; the computer now boots ok and I guess it's relatively up to date. Presumably things will sort themselves out with future updates? Or are things likely to start going awry? I've recently installed VirtualBox (before all this happened) and I'd hate to have that start playing up.

    Again, thanks for all the help. Much appreciated.

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Hi

    Can we take a look at your sources please.

    Code:
    grep -vr "^#" /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/}
    Kind regards
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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Here goes - (I have quite a few media-related sources activated having followed the comprehensive How to on the multimedia forum)

    Code:
    nick@nick-build-1:~$ grep -vr "^#" /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/}
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
    /etc/apt/sources.list:
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://bouyguestelecom.ubuntu.lafibre.info/ubuntu/ precise-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    /etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list:deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sunab-kdenlive-release-oneiric.list.distUpgrade:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-release/ubuntu oneiric main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sunab-kdenlive-release-oneiric.list.distUpgrade:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-release/ubuntu oneiric main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list.distUpgrade:deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list:deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lucid-partner.list.distUpgrade:deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu oneiric partner
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rednotebook-stable-precise.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rednotebook/stable/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rednotebook-stable-precise.list.save:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rednotebook/stable/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rednotebook-stable-precise.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rednotebook/stable/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rednotebook-stable-precise.list:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rednotebook/stable/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list.save:deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-puddletag-precise.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/puddletag/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-puddletag-precise.list:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/puddletag/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexeftimie-ppa-precise.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexeftimie-ppa-precise.list.save:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list:deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexeftimie-ppa-precise.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexeftimie-ppa-precise.list:deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list.save:deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"
    nick@nick-build-1:~$

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Hi

    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"
    I'm pretty sure it picked up the low latency kernel because of this repository and the other media ones.

    There is no harm in keeping it if you want.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; March 2nd, 2013 at 11:35 PM. Reason: actually checked repo :)
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi



    I'm pretty sure it picked up the low latency kernel because of this repository and the other media ones.

    There is no harm in keeping it if you want.

    Kind regards
    +1

    I have been using low-latency kernels in Ubuntu Studio, and I have had no problems with them. If you have problems, you can switch to the standard ones, but I'd agree which matt_symes: keep it if you want.

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Thanks for your help, guys. I'm reassured, and everything seems ok now. By the way, when I looked yesterday I couldn't see how to mark the thread as solved. It wasn't in the tools menu where it used to be. Has it been lost in the forums upgrade?

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    Re: How to repair an erroneous update?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickdc View Post
    Thanks for your help, guys. I'm reassured, and everything seems ok now. By the way, when I looked yesterday I couldn't see how to mark the thread as solved. It wasn't in the tools menu where it used to be. Has it been lost in the forums upgrade?
    Yes, it's a known issue, that we can't mark threads as SOLVED now.

    And good luck with your Ubuntu system now

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