My Continuing Failed Restore Issue Saga

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 21:49:04 UTC 2017


On 22 January 2017 at 21:39, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-01-23 at 08:06 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
>>  boot off your Live CD and fix the login problem.
>
> Mike replied privately, but it should have been to the list:
>
>> I originally had an issue when I installed a plugin update. So I
>> tried to use my Clone backup up to clone it back to the server to
>> give me a roll back to before the plugin. I guess I had not disable
>> EFI when I took the clone didn't get a MBR file made and the EFI
>> wouldn't work or repair. That is why I wrote over top of the Server
>> HD with Ubuntu 16.04LTS. I don't want to do all the configuring. Want
>> to some how install gnome onto the server.
>> Now what are the commands to add a new user. I will probably put my
>> dogs name in it. Then how will I change my password for Macmike and
>> set sudo for both? I have done it before but when you don't do this
>> every day it's hard to remember. I have an easier time with the
>> Wordpress stuff.

If you have a newly installed Ubuntu Server and want to put a gui on
it, then I think I suggest just re-installing using an one of the
variants of Ubuntu that includes a gui. For an inexperienced user that
will be simpler.

Colin



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