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Old 10-14-2011, 11:27 AM   #16
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Post #24 is pretty straightforward. Essentially you are moving those directories and creating symlinks to the old locations for compatibility purposes. If you're struggling with a certain command read it's man page - e.g.

Code:
man ln
 
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #17
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I'm also having this problem, and i'm really new to linux / command line

once i've booted into recovery mode, i'm given a menu that doesn't have dpkg as an option. if i run fsck, it says that it will exit a read-only file system, so i run it, and then i have dpkg as an option, which fails because of a read-only filesystem. so i tried widget's solution, i.e.

Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
but i also get

Code:
 dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: Read-only file system i was never prompted for a password, and i also
like makrylemis but i'm never prompted for a password or anything either. any ideas?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #18
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Me too, though when I reboot I get as far as the Ubuntu screen with the 5 dots under it, with the text "Booting system without full network configuration", and it freezes.

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #19
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You could go directly to the files, as root, and remove them or change permissions from your Live CD.

Most of the development work is done in virtualization. This is why testing on real hardware is so very important. Just about every release of any kind of software is buggy when it hits public use, no matter who puts it out.

To be pretty safe with Ubuntu regular releases a wait of 2 weeks is good. A month is safer.

Ubuntu does not, in my opinion, do a good enough job of describing its "regular" releases and its LTS releases. The best way to look at regular releases is that they are snapshots of the development of the next LTS.

I regular release just before the LTS tends to be a little dicey. This is because of a very sensible policy by Ubuntu which discourages the inclusion of anything in the LTS that has not been tried in a regular release. This causes a lot of things to be rushed into the LTS minus 1 release, in this case 11.10.

The LTS + 1 is also prone to be packed with new stuff because it is the things that missed the LTS or were developed during the LTS dev cycle.

So, the xx.10 releases are likely, not surely, to be the least stable. The regular release between them, LTS + 2 (or -2 how ever you want to look at it) is likely to be the most stable. 9.04 is a good example of a regular release that seems to fit that bill, for most people, well.

Since 10.04 (LTS) and its rocky start things seem to be more unstable across the board. Hopefully this will change.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 05:07 AM   #20
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So, I figured out what to do to fix the install. After trying every trick I knew to work around everything in recovery, I decided to just go ahead and do a backup and reformat from a LiveCD. Turns out, with this new release, it gives you the option to "UPGRADE 11.10 to 11.10" and lets you keep your existing files. I say you should try that and see what happens. Worked out perfectly for me, no more blank screen and no "Network" nonsense. Good luck.
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:42 AM   #21
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Have any of you tried to go into "recovery mode" then "failsafe x" then "low-graphics mode"? This sounds very familiar to a problem I had in 10.04. If x starts in failsafe x > low-graphics mode we can start pin pointing the issue to video drivers or xorg.conf

EDIT: It always helps with any type of system breakage to post information about your machine. I learned early on to
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lspci
and keep a copy of the output on a flash drive so if I needed to I could post it in the opening post of any new thread.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #22
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So, I figured out what to do to fix the install. After trying every trick I knew to work around everything in recovery, I decided to just go ahead and do a backup and reformat from a LiveCD. Turns out, with this new release, it gives you the option to "UPGRADE 11.10 to 11.10" and lets you keep your existing files. I say you should try that and see what happens. Worked out perfectly for me, no more blank screen and no "Network" nonsense. Good luck.
The live cd upgrade from 11.10 to 11.10 worked for me. It did hang on restoring previously installed packages for and hour and a half which gave me some thoughts but nothing got stuck at the end.

I now don't get black screen or network messages, however, once I login I get the following message:

Nautilus could not create the required folder "/home/user/.config/nautilus"
Before running Nautilus, please create the following folder, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create it.

Havent tried anything yet cause I don't want to mess with anything. Any ideas?

Thank you
 
Old 10-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #23
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You could try;
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure nautilus
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #24
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My main problem though is that I can't open terminal since I don't have nautilus. Should I run the command from the root shell promt?

Sorry if this is stupid to ask but my mistake in the first place made me a lot more cautious.

Thank you for all the help widget
 
Old 10-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #25
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Alright I tried to reconfigure nautilus but that just did nothing.

I figured to create a new user through the guest account with admin privileges and then it worked I'm back in my laptop with full access on my files.

Thank you for your help once again widget
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #26
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Don't feel like I was much help but it is good to see that you are up and running.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by rajinkajun View Post
So, I figured out what to do to fix the install. After trying every trick I knew to work around everything in recovery, I decided to just go ahead and do a backup and reformat from a LiveCD. Turns out, with this new release, it gives you the option to "UPGRADE 11.10 to 11.10" and lets you keep your existing files. I say you should try that and see what happens. Worked out perfectly for me, no more blank screen and no "Network" nonsense. Good luck.
I like it. Not elegant or particularly exciting. It worked.

That is the very best kind of fix in the world.
 
Old 10-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #28
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Good job! glad you figured it out.
 
Old 10-31-2011, 10:44 AM   #29
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http://uksysadmin.wordpress.com/2011...reen-solution/
 
Old 11-01-2011, 09:38 AM   #30
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Exclamation Problem

can anybody help me ,this is my problem

i have ubuntu 11.10 and everything was fine before a few hours ,my computer was stop working and i take my batery out and i put in again and turn on computer but i dont have the menu ,no taskbar ,no nothing ,just docky ,
i start terminal from docky type gnome-panel i taskbar appear until i close terminal but that taskbar is not like it was been its something ugly
what i can do to restore my previous dispay ,menu ,taskbar and everything else ????

thx on answers
 
  


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