[Ubuntu Chicago] Hardy upgrade problems

Luke Orland orluke at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 17:15:07 BST 2008

If I were in your position, I would probably use the command line to
copy important personal files, /home, /etc onto an external drive (to
save your preferences and config files), then use a liveCD to install


On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Tracy O'Dowd <tracy.odowd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm hoping I can get some help through this list.  Here goes.
> I have a Dell that came with Gutsy already installed. I was upgrading to
> Hardy through the update manager, and it froze with 7 minutes left in the
> installation process--not the computer, just the upgrade.
> I restarted the computer, and as soon as I log in, it freezes completely. I
> can get in through GNOME and presumably other options, but other than the
> terminal, my computer is not functional at this time.
> I went into recovery mode, and it leaves me with root at dell-desktop:~#, and I
> note that I also get "Profile /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.cupsd failed to load"
> and "Setting kernel variables
> error: "vm.mmap_min_addr" is an unknown key" saying that the latter failed
> as well.
> I'm still fairly new to Linux.  Some things I've been able to fix through
> the forums, but I am over my head on this one.
> Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Tracy
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