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    I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    Hi Everybody... I upgraded my sweet running ubuntu 10, and am now regretting every minute of it... So I have some questions...

    1. Is there like a restore button that will put your system back to the way it was before you screwed it up? ... Something like an "undo" upgrade button would be nice...

    2. After doing some reading on how to fix my problem, I found this:

    Quote Originally Posted by unutbu View Post
    ruru, if you save your /etc/apt directory to a USB flash drive, then do a fresh install, then copy the /etc/apt directory from the flash drive to the root partition of the fresh install, then you should be good to go.

    Edit: You may need to open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    to make the fresh install aware of the packages available).

    I upgraded from 10.x to 11.04. Can I do this and not have to install ALL of my apps manually? Can I just reinstall 10.x, copy the above dir to the fresh 10.x install and be ok?

    Thanks all...

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    Re: I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    something is not clear : you never have to reinstall your apps if you have a separate /home where your apps config & settings are & all the private data

    but there is no "undo" in real world

    what is wrong with your upgrade ? Look & feel ?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...28&postcount=2

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    Re: I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    You can't revert an upgrade. I believe you'll have to do a clean install. 11.04 not running well? As in the upgrade caused some breakage?
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    Re: I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    something is not clear : you never have to reinstall your apps if you have a separate /home where your apps config & settings are & all the private data

    but there is no "undo" in real world

    what is wrong with your upgrade ? Look & feel ?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...28&postcount=2
    Thanks dino99... Here's my HDD setup:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 83G 4.4G 74G 6% /
    none 4.0G 732K 4.0G 1% /dev
    none 4.0G 2.7M 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
    none 4.0G 92K 4.0G 1% /var/run
    none 4.0G 0 4.0G 0% /var/lock
    /dev/sdb1 459G 45G 391G 11% /home

    The entire sdb1 is designated as my /home. Based on this info, can I just reinstall 10.10 on sda2? Should be ok right?

    Don't like 11.04 at this point... I'll install in a vm and play, (which is what I should have done in the 1st fat place... )

    Also, I think last time I installed 32bit. Should I install 64bit, or leave that alone... I heard 64bit was problematic...

    Thanks akand074... I think I just need to work with it in a separate environment first... not on my main system...

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    Re: I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    Reinstalled 10.10... added line to fstab /dev/sdb1 /home ext4

    Some apps did not show or run correctly... Just reinstalled them and all is now well with my world...

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    Re: I shouldn't have done it... :o)

    You can't revert an upgrade. I believe you'll have to do a clean install.
    That is correct.
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