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printer configuration failures and upgrade failures

This has become more and more of a problem. I was using 4.8 Kubuntu and could not configure remote printers under system setting printer configuration. I updated to 4.134. I then downloaded print ...
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Upgrade went horribly wrong: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found

File system is mounted readonly, so I boot into recovery mode to run fsck, and I get the following message: mountall: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 now can't get past login and can't get into recovery mode

I just upgraded to 14.04 and it seems to have broken the system quite impressively. I get a login screen but if I login then I see part of my desktop background, no icons or toolbar or anything else ...
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How to restore deleted PHP files using scalpel

I upgraded 13.10 to 14.04. After the upgrade finished, unfortunately found out that /var/www/ folder has been deleted (I didn't know that upgrade does the same as fresh install!!!). I have searched a ...
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340 views

How to recover files deleted in encrypted home before a failed upgrade?

I'm going to give you real breakdown of events to clarify what has happened. I’ve just rebuilt a rig I haven’t used for almost a year, it's running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. I couldn’t remember the ...
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139 views

Upgrade went wrong, laptop essentially 'bricked'

I have an old netbook I was trying to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10. Ubuntu was in the process of upgrading when everything completely froze. I left it sit for an hour but it would not respond to ...
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139 views

Some applications is not working after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

I updated my system from Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit using installation DVD. I used option 'update older installation of Ubuntu 11.10'. Now my softwares and settings pre-installed ...
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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...
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12.04 Upgrade deletes home files

I had Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit installed with 5 users. Home folder has its own partition. I was planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit so I booted from the live CD and was going to manually select ...
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267 views

Please assist to recover data after unsuccessfull upgrade to 12.04

Now my ubuntu shows the loading screen and doesn't load any further. I made a live cd and booted from it but I can't explore the needed files. I read that the partition with the installation has to be ...
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427 views

What do I do when dist upgrade to 12.04 was interrupted in install-stage by the system being powered off?

How do I check system state when dist upgrade was interrupted during install stage by power-off? I just run dpkg -l | grep -v "^ii" to ensure that I have no broken packages installed. At the first ...
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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881 views

I upgraded to 11.10 but my home partition is missing, how can I recover it?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I created a separate home partition. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10. In the installation screen The options were: Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and reinstall Upgrade Ubuntu ...
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NTFS partition becomes read-only after system upgrade?

I was using ubuntu 11.04 on my Laptop. While installing it from a DVD, I have created a 10 GB NTFS partition at the beginning of the hard disk, as primary. All other partitions ( swap, a ext3, a ext4 ...
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Is there any hope of recovering this installation?

I have a laptop that gets very hot and when it overheats it shuts down abruptly. By Sod's law this happened while I was updating to 11.04 (during the install phase, somewhere in the lib* section, so ...
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How do I recover from upgrading while using bad version of gcc/binutils?

I upgraded from 9.04 to 10.10 a couple of days ago, and things are really messed up - X is crashing constantly. Since then, I had an application segfault for no reason, when I was debugging, I found ...