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Old 03-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Question just installed ubuntu 11.10 from 8.04 now i cant log in help please


ive been looking for answers but i can find any. when i try to log in the screen goes black for a little then goes back to the login screen. i tried deleting the xauthority but that didnt work i deleted it then tried to login angain and it said some thing like icde authority sever could not load or something like that some one help me. im not a pro at using terminal so you might ave to explain more if i have to go through command prompts
 
Old 03-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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Did you update from or is this a clean install?
 
Old 03-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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umm no i didnt want to lose my files
 
Old 03-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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I take it that means 'I updated because my /home is not on a separate partition'. Unfortunately Ubuntu does not really like being updated, and no distro likes a big jump: 8 to 9 yes, 8 to 11 no.

The best bet may be to run the live CD and backup all your files somewhere:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem
Then reinstall and this time put /home on its own partition.
 
Old 03-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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umm no i didnt want to lose my files
The best way to not loosing your files is making a backup. Since your update failed (and most likely simply because an update from 8.04 to 11.10 is simply not supported), boot from your live-CD and make your backups now.
Then do a fresh install of 11.10.
 
Old 03-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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umm no i didnt want to lose my files
Ubuntu will update from 8.04 LTS to 8.10 or 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS but not from 8.04 LTS to something more than 1 step away. You have gone from Grub to Grub2, you have installed ureadahead, plymouth and a myriad of other things that all caused problems for many people who actually installed either cleanly or upgraded by one step (not 7 steps).

If I were you I'd be following DavidMcCann's excellent advice and back up you files then do a clean reinstall with a separate /home. If you don't you will be frustrating yourself, and everyone you ask for help, simply because you haven't followed the recommended procedure. If you still have problems after that at least we have a clean slate to work with.

BTW it always helps to post your hardware specs with big problems like this.
 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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well heres my problem i lost the cd i downloaded 11.10 too and when i try to download it again it say my disk is full is it saying that because im logged in as guest or is it really full and is there a way to delte files to make room>
 
Old 03-13-2012, 04:38 AM   #8
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well heres my problem i lost the cd i downloaded 11.10 too and when i try to download it again it say my disk is full is it saying that because im logged in as guest or is it really full and is there a way to delte files to make room>
Is the iso still on the computer? if you think it is do a search using the search function in nautilus.

Code:
apt-get clean
will remove all packages in your cache and this will give you some more room but I'm not sure that will be enough.
 
  


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