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Thread: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanahau View Post
    Actually, like a kid on Christmas day i went ahead and installed ubuntu 12.04.1, removed windows completely (although maybe i should have taken blackbird34's advice there..........). Everything seems fine. I am no gamer and only really work on the computer (docs,emails and work on my website). Of course i watch a few films too but i don't think i use he machine hard.
    Thanks to you all for your help.

    i do have one more small question i want to install Barry but... the instructions say :-

    To install the latest version of Barry onto Debian Squeeze, add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
    deb http://download.barry.netdirect.ca/barry-latest/ squeeze main

    What is my "/etc/apt/sources.list file:" ?

    also a little further down it says:-

    Finally, you will need to update your apt keyring with the following key:
    82DE DE11 74C1 0EA7 C55D 5679 3B52 35AE B6C2 250E

    One way to fetch this key is by using gpg:



    gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key B6C2250E
    gpg --armor --export B6C2250E > barry.key
    apt-key add barry.key is that last bit in the terminal?
    No need.
    Just run the below, and barry will be installed
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install barry-util barrybackup-gui
    It is always best to install programs from the repository if they already exist there. Though Ubuntu is based on Debian unstable, I have seen odd, and sometimes very difficult to reverse issues for people who combine debian and ubuntu packages.
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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    Thanks,

    ran the code and got this response

    [sudo] password for iam:

    but it wont let me type in my password or copy and paste it there ??

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    I agree with sandyd's advice above. Here is a tutorial that explains a bit more about installing software in Ubuntu, and why we do not generally install apps the "Windows way" of surfing the web and downloading untrusted installers from random websites. Rather, the Ubuntu Software Center is kind of like the Apple App Store, where you can easily install thousands of trusted & tested applications with a few mouse clicks.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware

    If you really, really want to follow the instructions on the Barry website (which I do not recommend at this stage in your Linux learning) you have made a big mistake already, which is that you are not running Debian Squeeze. As the instructions say, you must use the correct repos for your release, which would be in your case:

    Code:
    deb http://download.barry.netdirect.ca/barry-latest/ ubuntu1204 main
    If you must edit the important system file /etc/apt/sources.list then be very careful!

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    To reiterate, this is an important system file that the user should not typically need to edit on a regular basis (if at all). How to recover from typos/errors/mistakes in this file is one of the most frequently-asked questions I see on these forums. Be safe and use the Software Center!

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanahau View Post
    Thanks,

    ran the code and got this response

    [sudo] password for iam:

    but it wont let me type in my password or copy and paste it there ??
    The password will be invisible. Type it out at the prompt as you best remember it and hit enter.
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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    snowpine: I will take your advice and not mess with dodgy stuff.

    However i cant find barry in the Software center?

    i read your link to psychocats ....

    i downloaded - barry-util_0.18.3-1_i386.deb -
    but when i try to install it i get told "Dependency is not satisfiable: libbarry18"

    i just want to tether my blackberry !

    any other suggestions?

    and why cant i type my password into the terminal?

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    ah ha, you guys are great
    secret invisible passwords - never would have guessed
    awesome
    thanks deadflowr

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanahau View Post
    snowpine: I will take your advice and not mess with dodgy stuff.

    However i cant find barry in the Software center?

    i read your link to psychocats ....

    i downloaded - barry-util_0.18.3-1_i386.deb -
    but when i try to install it i get told "Dependency is not satisfiable: libbarry18"

    i just want to tether my blackberry !

    any other suggestions?
    I do not recommend to download anything from Barry website (the Windows Way), but rather to follow sandyd's instructions (post #11) exactly, or install the packages barry-util and barrybackup-gui with the Software Center (the Ubuntu Way).

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    Re: How to change from 12.10 to 12.04 ?

    I did as sandyd suggested using the invisible password technique of deadflowrs and it seems to have worked a treat, lovely thanks for all your advice and help ........... i may be posting more tomorrow but i can sleep well tonight

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