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I've tried upgrading twice this afternoon but I keep getting download errors, think the servers must be too busy
In a terminal run:
You should now have a text file called “installed-software” in your home directory. It should contain a list of all the installed packages. Open it with a text editor to confirm that it’s what you expected. You need to make sure you’ll have access to the file when you’ve reinstalled the OS. If you’re installing the OS on a different computer take a copy of it. If you’re reinstalling on the same computer and your /home directory is on a separate partition you’re set to go. If you don’t have a separate partition for your /home directory, why not? You’ll need to do whatever you normally do to save your data.Code:dpkg --get-selections > installed-software
Install the new OS and make sure it’s up to date.
In a terminal run
Now runCode:sudo dpkg --set-selections < installed-software
You might need to runCode:sudo dselect
first if dselect is not installed.Code:sudo apt-get install dselect
Put the kettle on or open a bottle of wine or do something interesting for a couple of hours while 3.5GB or so is downloaded and installed.
I've been very pissed off with Ubuntu since they put that "Unity" shit into 11.04, so I haven;t been keeping up with developments. Have they kept it / dropped it? Not easy to see from the web site.
Fucking arse. I hate the Unity interface.The legacy GNOME desktop environment, which was available as an alternate login session in 11.04, is no longer part of the default Ubuntu installation in 11.10