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PostSubject: Troubled upgrade   Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:14 pm

I waited til after Christmas to up grade due to lack of time and the gift of Linux Pro mag. with 12.2 dvd.

I ran a live boot with Gnome to check it out and got a defective desktop that was basicly unusable, then booted with KDE (which is what I'm currently using) and got nothing nothing at all.

I preceded to upgraded anyway with KDE first and ended up with nothing once again, just a black screen, then reinstalled a second time using Gnome and got the same results.

I normally do a fresh install but tried an upgrade instead and had major problems getting a desktop to load.

I then ran recovery but the password field was inoperable and would not take any key strokes so I booted the h/d in safe mode and with a few attempts finally found an older KDE desktop out of the blackness. I then downloaded nearly the whole OS as an update,..... 2 hours later a normal boot with KDE. (with Gnome being the last reinstall ???)

With the exception of some minor corrupted display patterns (and I suspect that to be my vid card) everything so far seems to be working, but I think I will stick with a fresh install from here on out.

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PostSubject: Re: Troubled upgrade   Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:44 pm

I had similar problems trying to upgrade a couple of weeks ago. the boot process stalled about two-thirds of the way through. My son figured out what it was (I've forgotten what it was already), but it was complex enough I just decided to do a fresh install instead trying to fix the upgrade. Just have to get around to it. Good luck with yours.


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PostSubject: Re: Troubled upgrade   Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:25 pm

Doesn't sound good, but glad you got it sorted out.

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