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Old 12-08-2008, 06:57 AM   #1
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Can't upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 from 8.04 version and I'm unable to boot it.
After restarting my pc after upgrading Ubuntu seems to work but it stops loading in "running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)". A friend have told me to type apt-get update in terminal but when I do this I see lots of messages "failed to fetch ..." and nothing happens.
I'm a noob in Linux. Remember I can't acces to the Gnome desktop I only can use terminal.
Old 12-08-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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I've had a rule for a long time: Don't upgrade. It's better to install a fresh version of an operating system.

I've seen a lot of threads concerning problems in Ubuntu 8.10. I'm still using version 8.04 and I have no plans to upgrade.

My advise is to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 8.04.


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