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Old 04-18-2016, 11:33 PM   #16
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well you downloaded the older 2014 April Ubuntu ( 14.04 )
it is a long term support but ....

ok

burn the iso ( as a image) to a dvd and reinstall the OS

Ubuntu 16.04 is the current 2016 April release

and trust me
you WILL be reinstalling a few times because you WILL!! FUBAR the os a few times

it is ok it is part of learning something NEW and DIFFERENT
 
Old 04-19-2016, 04:44 AM   #17
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My approach would be to boot the computer with the Ubuntu installation file - it may be placed on a DVD or a USB stick. Thus make a clean reinstallation - it will format the drive and overwrite everything 'messed up'.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 11:05 PM   #18
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so now since my computer is slower, im assuming there is a chache or something of all the files i just thought i erased
? how can i review since i am unable to open my backup? i should do a defrag, what else should i do, anything with the partitions?
please
 
Old 04-29-2016, 06:33 AM   #19
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Obviously you did not make a clean Ubuntu installation; in that case everything would have been erased - so what exactly did you do? Passive files in a cache or elsewhere do not slow down the computer, unless the hard drive is almost full.
 
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Obviously you did not make a clean Ubuntu installation; in that case everything would have been erased - so what exactly did you do? Passive files in a cache or elsewhere do not slow down the computer, unless the hard drive is almost full.
well this is good then, since im unable to restore all my files as they were. How/where do i begin checking for these files? do i look in the partitions? i dont understand partitions, but i know i did something to alter them.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 07:05 AM   #21
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Partitions are logical divisions of the hard drive, so you can have one partition, where everything is stored, or more partitions for different purposes. Typically Linux installs additional partitions, like root (for system files and applications), swap (for virtual memory) and home (for various files and applications). If you really made a clean installation, your files from before are not recoverable, so you need not check for them.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 07:49 AM   #22
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apples45,

You have been advised several times to do a fresh installation, preferably with the latest version of Ubuntu which is 16.04.
I would recommend Ubuntu 16.04 MATE or Xubuntu 16.04.

Just as a matter of interest, what are your hardware details (make/model, RAM, CPU, GPU etc)?
 
Old 05-01-2016, 12:27 PM   #23
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You have been advised several times to do a fresh installation, preferably with the latest version of Ubuntu which is 16.04.
I would recommend Ubuntu 16.04 MATE or Xubuntu 16.04.

Just as a matter of interest, what are your hardware details (make/model, RAM, CPU, GPU etc)?
see attached screenshot for details.

I haven't upgraded to 16.04 because I was concerned about available support. It was explained to me that the bugs get worked out as the versions are used by users who solve the programing problems as they arise. I thought if I stayed with 14 it would be easier for me. Have I got this wrong? I'm not a pro here, at all. I don't want to end up with a system more complicated than I can manage. I don't want to have to hire someone to help me, you know?
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:45 PM   #24
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apples45,

You have Intel graphics, plenty of RAM and a decent CPU, so I see no reason why Ubuntu 16.04 will not run perfectly happily. It also has the benefit of a more recent kernel.

If you are happy with 14.04 and it runs well, then leave the change for a while.

TIP:
Do not do an in-situ upgrade. It often results in tears.

First backup your personal data and do a fresh installation of 16.04 MATE 64bit (or whatever).

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