12.04 upgrade problem

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 08:42:35 UTC 2012

On Sat, 3 Nov 2012, Jim Smith wrote:

> I upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10 and rendered my system unbootable. I can boot 
> a 12.04 CD and mount my Linux Partition. Having done that I would like to 
> transfer my important files to an external hard drive so that I can 
> re-install from CD. I can mount the partition and go to the "home" directory, 
> but I'm not allowed to enter my personal directory. Any way I can force this?
> Thanks
> Jim

'Upgrade' is the question - what exactly do you mean. It sound as if you've 
done the 'upgrade' from the update manager?

Loads of folk seem to have problems with that... not something i've ever 
attempted to do in while i've used *buntu since 6.10. I don't think it's 

I have always done the CD install route and i suggets that you do the same. If 
you want a /home partition then do that it is quite easy to follow on the 
install sequence.


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