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After upgrading to 12.4 from 10.4 on an AMD64 the situation is as follows:

  • After booting I see the Xubuntu logo splash screen and when I log in I get an error that there is a system crash somewhere (it suggest to click on the notification icon, but no info appears then).

  • Finally I can only see my initial 10.04 Desktop but I have no panels at all, so I can only click on my Desktop objects.

Will a clean re-install solve the problem? In such case will my multi partition configuration (Vista+XP+Ubuntu) be affected?

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I believe a clean install will surely help. You partitions will be preserved if, at the time of installing, you will select to install Ubuntu inside the previous partitions dedicated to it.

In the meantime you can try by checking if your upgrade ended correctly. Try issuing this commands in your terminal. If you can't open a terminal switch to a Console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 (or F2, F3 ecc) and log in

This command checks if the previous installation ended and if there are some packages that still need to be configured

sudo apt-get install -f

This one tries to install the xubuntu destkop, which I understand you want to use

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
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