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Old 02-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question Updating Ubuntu - Getting a choice of messages 1-7 WHAT ONE DO I CHOOSE?

I am a new user of Ubuntu.

When updating Ubuntu from the update manager, I get a message saying my boot has been customized, on the black dos page as it is updating.

I get a choice of 7 options, numbered 1 - 7

1. Install package Maintenance version
2. Keep local Version Currently installed.
3. Show the difference between the versions
4. Show a side by side difference between available versions.
5. Show a 3 way difference between available versions.
6. Do a 3 way merge between available versions (experimental)
7. Start a new shell to examine the situation.

What would you like to do about menu 1st?

I chose Number 2. Keep local Version Currently installed.

Is this the correct thing to do please?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Old 02-16-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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Accept the default. I believe that would indeed be number 2.
Old 02-16-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Thanks I did choose Number 2 and it seams to be working OK
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Be aware that you will not have the option to boot any new kernel that was downloaded.
What did you change in the menu.lst that you need to retain ?.
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Thank you for your reply, and suggestions.
I really don't know what I changed. I have a lot of different software on the machine, not only Ubuntu.
I also have two hard drives, the second which was installed at a later date from the original setup of Ubuntu.
I think I will need to speak to the technician who built the machine, with me, and see what she can tell me, as I am very new at Ubuntu, and don't understand a lot about it YET!
I have KDE software on the machine as well as Wine, also third party software.
Maybe it is referring to these programs,


help, manager, ubuntu, update

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