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    Talking repairing a Damaged system via seccond distro/live disc

    recently I updated to ubuntu 11.04. i will save my judgements ,however i decided to install an alternate desktop system. I installed gnome3, found it to be cumbersome, and uninstalled it. upon reboot I was unable to log in because unity and gnome classic had both been damaged beyond use.

    Lucky I had installed ubuntu 10.10 on a extra partition so i decided to use that partition like a live disc

    replace "drive-number-or-name" with the name or number of the drive to be fixed you can use ctrl-L to show the location in nautilus

    once logged in I set-up a chroot to the root of my damaged system (directions are in the appropriate order, I did things different because I didn't know what was needed.)

    mount -t proc proc /proc
    mount -t devtmpfs none /dev
    chroot /media/drive-number-or-name/
    and transferred network connectivity to it
    cp /etc/resolv.conf /media/drive-number-or-name/etc/resolv.conf
    I than did my updates,

    sudo apt-get remove libgtk-3-common 
    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get upgrade 
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    closed my chroot terminal
    and unmounted the previous mounts
    umount /proc
    umount /dev
    the process took roughly 2 hours because i had to dig through the web for info so i hope my post will save some people a few hours.

    peace and good computing to all

    Fen Mayhew
    Last edited by Fenderian_Mayhew; September 7th, 2011 at 10:58 PM. Reason: completion on seccond distro (where my steps were listed)

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