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Old 03-31-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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rescue Jaunty install


I successfully updated kubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu Jaunty via update manager ; but since customising some appeareances my systen now hangs on bootup on reaching the gnome splash . Is there a way of reverting to the default settings without having to reinstall ? In other words can I rescue Jaunty???

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Old 03-31-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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I have just diccovered that i can load and use Jaunty by booting from the earlier kernel shown on the grub boot list. What is my best option now???
 
Old 03-31-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
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It's strange that the update manager skipped from Hardy (8.04) to Jaunty (9.04) when doing a distribution upgrade. I was under the impression that the update manager would not skip versions so you should have been upgraded to Intrepid (8.10) first. Unless you just did the distribution upgrade twice in a row.

In any case, Jaunty is still in BETA so you should probably check https://launchpad.net/ubuntu to see if a bug has been filed.

If you don't want to have to choose a kernel every time you log in, you can edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to boot the working kernel by default. Please be careful when you edit this file; there are many places on the web with instructions on how to do this.

If I were you, I wouldn't have been messing with Jaunty until a month or two after it was officially released. Unless, of course, you're comfortable troubleshooting, filing bug reports, and potentially having your system in a broken state.

Since it sounds like you can boot with one of the older kernels, just go ahead and use the older kernel.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 04:18 AM   #4
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thanks for your speedy reply. I am easily confused these days so I may have used loose language in describing how I updated but I did follow instruction on a website which allowed update direct from 8.94 to 9.04. I was using kubuntu 8.04. After finding 9.04 was working I installed Ubuntu 8.04 but lost my internet connection .How can I retrieve my profile from Jaunty and put it into Ubuntu 8.04. I prefer what I assume is the Gnome desktop and want to stick with Ubuntu8.04 and do not want to ask my clever son to rescue me again..
 
Old 03-31-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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So, it sounds like you still have 9.04 installed but want to go back to 8.04. This time, however, you want to use Gnome instead of KDE. If this is correct, you can boot into 9.04 using the kernel that works and copy your home directory (including hidden files and folders) and save it onto a cd or flash drive. If I'm not mistaken, most settings are stored in your home directory. I would then just do a fresh install of 8.04. If you don't yet have an Ubuntu 8.04 install disc you can download one here then burn it to a cd. Note that Ubuntu uses Gnome by default while Kubuntu uses KDE by default. I hope I've understood you correctly. If any elaboration is needed please let me know.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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THANKS A LOT NATRON!!! I have both Ubuntu 8.04 and Kubuntu 9.04 installed. something odd is going on.since my last post I booted 8.04 and was able to use firefox, but on loging on today have again lost the connection. I still have seamonkey working in Jaunty.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #7
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since my last post about an hour ago while fiddling in kubuntu jaunty my screen jumped around a bit and Ifound that my seamonkey has been upgraded to 1.1.15, without as far as I know any intervention from me. Mysterious??
 
Old 04-02-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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new Sitrep!! Today I can boot Jaunty from both hernels in both generic and recovery mode ; but I am having problems copying my home directory to cd. The dvd cd creator program doesnot have a low enough write speed to produce an error free cd. I think clever son will have to be approached for assistance on bended knee.Unless!!
 
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