[clug] Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 problems

jhock at iinet.net.au jhock at iinet.net.au
Wed May 4 05:56:13 UTC 2016

Excellent. Thanks Chris. I have lots to try thanks to you help. 

Should I let the list know how I go or my using the list for help is good enough? 

Thanks again. 


On 4 May 2016 3:17:49 pm AEST, Chris Smart <clug at christophersmart.com> wrote:
>On Wed, May 04, 2016 at 01:40:58PM +1000, jhock at iinet.net.au wrote:
>>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.
>He should be able to create a boot stick for you even though you're
>32bit. Also, you could probably do it yourself by downloading the ISO
>and using dd to write it to a stick (although maybe ubuntu does it a
>different way).
>>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?
>OK, I don't know what the defaults are, but any sane distro will
>normally put your /home on a separate partition by default.
>You can check when it boots up with df -h command or check /etc/fstab
>Given you can boot to crippled mode you could also plug in a USB disk
>rsync your /home off, or across the network somewhere else.
>>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?
>Oh yeah, ubuntu-desktop - xubuntu-desktop installs the Xubuntu desktop
>which is Xfce which is more lightweight than Unity (and given you're on
>a netbook or something might provide a better experience).

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