[Digikam-users] Help needed on ubuntu 11.10

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Oct 26 11:27:06 BST 2011

Thanks for all who tried to cheer me up a little.
In return to the list some serious info here probably only useful to 
Ubuntu users.

If you are on Ubuntu 11.04 and you are tempted to download something, 
hold your breath a few seconds and make sure you update and NOT upgrade.

If you do upgrade to 11.10 the following may happen:
- your system does not start anymore
- your restored backup does not start anymore eyther.
So please follow philips´s advice and make a clean install and do only 
so after a real backup of your system. fsarchiver is your friend.

Now you will find the new system probably not as much fun as you hoped for.
You may succeed to get rid of unity and overlay scrollbar, but gnome 
environment is not what it used to be. IMHO the great OS ubuntu has 
evolved within 6 months to a useless peace of crab.
So, after all you might want to restore your backup of 11.04 which maybe 
no longer starts due to grub problems caused by 11.10.
I figured out how to solve that, so you may ask if it happens to you too.

If you just backed up your settings and personal stuff, you should be 
aware that a symple rsync does not takes hidden files in acount. The 
things you wanted most take care off are lost.

to name a few:

Two symple mouse clicks in a split second caused 24 hours of stress. And 
more to come, I just succeeded to get a backup from august 25 running 
again on one of my pc´s. Ubuntu has matched up with windows in causing 
trouble, that makes me realy sad. I realy hope that softwaremakers will 
grow up a little, playtime is over, you don´t have to show off what you 
are capable of any longer, don´t be so obsessed with so called cool 
stuff, you have the power to make pc´s to great fascillitating tools, to 
make our lifes better instead of worse.

Kind regards,

Op 24-10-11 19:01, Rinus Bakker schreef:
> Hi All,
> Just returned from a trip and decided to start with updating my pc's 
> from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10.
> As usual this action destroid my entire system. Now I have 2 pc's 
> presenting me a black screen. It was to expect of course, at has never 
> been different, but I did not bother to much because I have backups. 
> But this time restoring the backup results in a statement about wrong 
> license: grub rescue>
> I have realy no idea how to go on. Google did not come up with a great 
> answer.
> Any ideas around here?
> Are a great idea for a rockstable different linux distro, not messing 
> up my computers twice a year?
> TIA as always,
> _Rinus_
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