[ubuntu-uk] Scrambled screen and reinstalling
gherdman at toucansurf.com
Sat Jun 20 15:23:35 BST 2009
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my scrambled screen issue.
I've almost come to the conclusion that the quickest way to get
everything back to full functionality would be to reinstall Ubuntu 8.04.
I've taken on-board two key issues (I think) that ought to retain all of
the information still on my machine:
1. Backup /home - including all of the system objects revealed by CTRL-H.
2. When reinstalling, to not reformat my /home partition - in fact that
is my ONLY partition as far as I know, given that my system is
Ubuntu-only, rather than a dual boot setup.
If anyone can foresee any possible potholes for the unwary (me) please
do tell before I go down this route.
Many thnaks to all who have and continue to contribute - as a newbie,
I'm finding reading everyone's postings really helpful in getting
familiar with Ubuntu.
One final query; how do I go about making a copy of my Live DVD? Thomas
& Sicam in their book almost insist on users duplicating their DVD and
spreading it around. I have a number of interested parties keen to
sample Ubuntu but can't see a way to copy the disc since it auto runs.
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