Upgrading with Update Manager Incurs Huge Data Loss!!!

laurent.bellegarde laurent.bellegarde at free.fr
Sun Apr 26 15:50:58 BST 2009

Eric Stewart a écrit :
> I was assured by someone at Ubuntu Forums that if I use update manager 
> that no data will be written over.   What ended up happening is that 
> when it was finished and restarted I just got an error with no 
> possible options to go any further.  I am using my 8.10 CD right now 
> to try to recover some but some folders I will not be able to back up 
> because somehow, I don't have permission to read them!

Hi Eric,

that's not a trouble. If your are using a live CD, juste became root with

sudo su + enter

as root, change the right over theses folders with

chmod 777 -R /folder_name/

then, you should be able to read, write and execute them.


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