[clug] Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 problems

jhock at iinet.net.au jhock at iinet.net.au
Wed May 4 03:40:58 UTC 2016

Hi Chris, 

I had thought of a fresh install but there were two barriers :

1. I don't have an Ubuntu 16.04 bookable USB stick. I guess I could ask a friend to build me one but my EeePC is 32bit and I think his desktop is 64bit.

2. I'm not sure if I have a /home partition? I just accepted the defaults when setting up Ubuntu years ago. I have remember making an encrypted partition for the swap and asking for my home to be encrypted but I don't know if it is a separate partition to the root? 

I'm currently checking the disk. When it's done I'll try the "apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"  command. Is there any reason why it's "xubuntu" rather than "ubuntu" or does the "x" mean the x.org stuff? 

Thanks for your helpful reply. 


On 4 May 2016 1:21:56 pm AEST, Chris Smart <clug at christophersmart.com> wrote:
>On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 11:16:36AM +1000, jhock at iinet.net.au wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>My Asus EeePC 1015PX has been running slow since upgrading to Ubuntu
>14.04 LTS so I used UbuntuMate which gave me a better interface but it
>still was slow.
>>On the weekend I made the mistake of trying to upgrade from to Ubuntu
>16.04 LTS. I thought it worked and the upgrade suggested that I run:
>>sudo apt-get autoremove
>>I did that and that's when things started to go wrong. (:--(
>Have you thought about just doing a fresh install of 16.04 and keeping
>the partition which is for /home (i.e. _not_ formatting it, just and
>mounting it to /home) with all your data and be done with it?
>Might be easier and quicker than trying to fix it.
>Having said that, there might be a way in Ubuntu to install a package
>group to get your desktop back, something like:
>apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

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