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Old 08-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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how to down grade


ello, so i am having issues with ubuntu 13.04. just keeps freezing on normal operations. is there a way to down grade to a stable edition or do i need to reinstall 12.10. thanks
 
Old 08-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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If you want a stable version I would rather go for 12.04 LTS. But anyways, no, downgrading is not supported, you will have to reinstall.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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If you want a stable version I would rather go for 12.04 LTS. But anyways, no, downgrading is not supported, you will have to reinstall.
Ok cool. I have downloaded 12.04.3 lts and will reinstLl it. Dang that means i jave to go into windows and delete the partitions again. Haha
 
Old 08-29-2013, 01:07 AM   #4
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Ok cool. I have downloaded 12.04.3 lts and will reinstLl it. Dang that means i jave to go into windows and delete the partitions again. Haha
Not really you can use the ubuntu installation disk to delete partitions
 
Old 08-29-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
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Not really you can use the ubuntu installation disk to delete partitions
True, but that only works if i have free space available or it brings up that message at the begining of the install displaying the three requirments. Fre space, internet connextiin and something else. If i dont have free space, i cant click continue. Its a real pain
 
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True, but that only works if i have free space available or it brings up that message at the begining of the install displaying the three requirments. Fre space, internet connextiin and something else. If i dont have free space, i cant click continue. Its a real pain
Something Else will give you the option to install Ubuntu alongside of windows. And it has a graphical resizing tool that all you have to do is slide bar to left to resize windows.
 
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True, but that only works if i have free space available or it brings up that message at the begining of the install displaying the three requirments.
It doesn't include a choice to replace the existing Linux intallation? I must say I'm mildly surprised.
 
Old 08-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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Ok, i finally figured it out. haha. BUT im still having the same dang issues as 13.04 so i think its something weird
 
Old 08-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #9
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If you are still having the same issue it is probably something with your computer. How old is your computer and how much RAM does it have?

Cheers,
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Also, check that the cooling vents are free of dust; if it's a desktop, open the case and make sure the CPU heat sink is clean.

Usually, overheating will cause shutdowns, rather than "freezes," but it's one of those can't-hurt-might-help steps.
 
Old 08-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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It has 2gb of ddr 400 in it. The laptop itself is 6 years old but the ram and hardrive are about 2-3 years of age. Vents are all clean. Last mem test was good. Is there an event viewr in ubuntu to check for save dumps? What about a chkdsk equiv?

Thanks
 
Old 08-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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ddr 400? That's much older than 6 years. Perhaps you should investigate distros that aren't so resource-heavy as Ubuntu on a machine so old.
 
Old 08-31-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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To answer your question, fsck is the filesystem checker (chkdsk does the same for FAT/NTFS filesystems). However, Linux filesystems don't tend to randomly corrupt themselves much. If your system is freezing continuously, you might want to see if the Magic SysRQ key can tell you anything about what's going on. Also, it might be handy to leave a top window open to see if any processes is consuming an inordinate amount of system resources.

At this point, though, I'd suspect hardware.
 
Old 08-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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i also had a old laptop, and because of the low virtual memory, lynux didn't work. I suggest you upgrade your laptop, that's the solution to your problem!
 
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Try installing lm-sensors to see if you're overheating
 
  


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