Upfrading from Ubuntu 14.03 to Ubuntu 16.0

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Jul 29 06:03:58 UTC 2016

On Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:20:54 +0200, Nils Kassube wrote:
>Peter wrote:
>> I tried to upfrade one of my machines today.It stuck at the point
>> where it was asking for acceptance of licencingterms for Microsoft
>> Fonts. I clicked on the appropraite button but nothing happened.
>> After 2 hours with no progress I killed the machine. On restarting it
>> opens the encrypted file system then if goes to temintal session and
>> asks for a user name and password. No matter what I enters it keeps
>> asking for the same information and the boot does not progress.
>> Can I revert back to my old version with out losing my home
>> directory?  
>You can use a live system from an install DVD / USB stick and start a 
>clean install. However at the partitioning stage be very careful.
>Select manual partitioning. Select your current partition for "/" with
>the same file system type and make sure that the partition will not be
>formatted. Then at least "/home/" and "/usr/local/" are retained.
>Anyway I would suggest to make a backup of your valuable data first.
>And don't forget to include the directories "/etc/" and "/var/".

You assume that /home has got it's on partition, but perhaps it#s
included to the / partition.

>> If so how do I get the new version to install?  
>You can log in at the terminal and enter these commands:

Seemingly the OP can not log in.

>sudo configure -a
>sudo apt-get -f install

Anyway, using a live media a chroot, as explained by my previous mails
would allow to run those commands.


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