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Thread: Help needed : restoring 9.04 from 9.10 bad install

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    Question Help needed : restoring 9.04 from 9.10 bad install

    First I admit my colossal blunder by trying to upgrade 9.04 to 9.10 beta yesterday, so I fully deserve the outcome - upgrading died on unpacking/installing libc, and now I can't boot ubuntu 9.4.

    It turned out my back-up is corrupted, so I would like to ask for recommendations :

    2. Is it possible somehow to continue install from the point it died (afraid not)?

    1. Is it possible to "roll-back" somehow this half installation back to 9.4 ?

    2. If not (I am afraid this will be the answer), what would be the most reasonable way to undid the damage ?

    I can boot with knoppix, mount the home partition and copy /home to my network drive, then reinstall 9.4 or do fresh install of 9.10 next week, bring my /home back and reinstall all the packages.

    Anything more sophisticated/less tedious ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Help needed : restoring 9.04 from 9.10 bad install

    Why not just boot into Knoppix, save your personal data to your network drive, then do a fresh reinstall of 9.04? That what I would do, just to be as safe as possible with my files.

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    Re: Help needed : restoring 9.04 from 9.10 bad install

    Quote Originally Posted by vur246 View Post
    2. Is it possible somehow to continue install from the point it died (afraid not)?
    Answered your own question.

    1. Is it possible to "roll-back" somehow this half installation back to 9.4 ?
    Nope. No "System Restore" capability available by default. Can only do this if you did a backup before the upgrade.

    2. If not (I am afraid this will be the answer), what would be the most reasonable way to undid the damage ?

    I can boot with knoppix, mount the home partition and copy /home to my network drive, then reinstall 9.4 or do fresh install of 9.10 next week, bring my /home back and reinstall all the packages.

    Anything more sophisticated/less tedious ?
    As already advised, the back off, reinstall is the best approach.
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    Re: Help needed : restoring 9.04 from 9.10 bad install

    Thanks for advises

    I knew there is no magic way to get back to 9.4 easy, but I still hoped for some hack/trick. Now need to do fresh install of 9.4.

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