[Haifux] save my Linux

Tzafrir Rehan tzafrir.r at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:55:30 MSD 2009

I'm getting a feeling that ubuntu's 7.10 end-of-life is actually a cause for
some of this mess.

The lack of gutsy folders at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ may
have made the upgrade die in an unexpected way.

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:34 PM, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda <ladypine at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Zohar,
> I second Dotan - since Ubuntu 7.10 is no longer supported, it would be
> risky to run it even if you succeed in your recovery attempts, because you
> will have to update packages manually. It is possible, but if, as you say,
> you are not so good with Linux, then you want the easy and quick solution
> for updating your system. Ubuntu 9.04 has a very convenient updating system
> - it pops up to tell you what updates exist, that you have not installed
> already, and if you try to use a command which is included in a package you
> have not installed, it tells you what package to install in order to have
> that command.
> I do not see any installation party in the near future, although some
> people, including Amichai Rotman,  talked about it recently. However, Linux
> installation nowadays is very easy and safe, so just burn the iso and
> install.
> You are always welcome to Haifux, of course, for lectures and help (you can
> bring your laptop before the meeting, and people can try to help you). There
> are also advisors in the CS farm (what faculty are you?) who specialize in
> Linux, their room is at the back of the farm, and reception hours are on the
> door.
> Orna.
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Zohar. It sounds like you've stopped the computer and botched a
>> critical update. As Ubuntu 7.10 is no longer supported, the simplest
>> (by far) solution would be to save your /home/ directory then install
>> Ubuntu 9,04. You are in for a nice or a nasty surprise (depending on
>> your point of view) if you use KDE, though. Before proceeding with my
>> advice, however, have your brother confirm or deny that it is a good
>> solution. He's the guy that _I_ trust!
>> --
>> Dotan Cohen
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