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 Post subject: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:17 pm 
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I have an 8.04 Ubuntu on an AMD32bitPC that is damaged and I am unable to repair it (not sure how) and I am unable to update it or upgrade it. The problem occurred when my ISP cut us down to trickle width because we had exceeded our allotted GB bandwidth (I had down loaded several Linux ISOs on another computer) at any rate when I tried to upgrade to 12.04 over the internet, everything got loaded except for the last two items which were the checksums so the install was aborted. It looks as if I will have to erase the HD and try an install. any advice, it is so difficult to go through the vast and overwhelming amount of info on the Linux forums. Any help with getting to a forum that would help with this problem would also be appreciated. I Have a 10.04 Ubuntu on another PC (AMD64bit) and I am reluctant to upgrade it at this point because I am afraid it might get squcked as well. I need to get this 32bit computer upgraded so My wife can use it for a thesis about comparing free math software for manipulating matrices.
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 Post subject: Re: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:34 am 
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Do you have a Live Linux distro to try to repair the drive first off?


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 Post subject: Re: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:58 pm 
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no i don't, well actually I think I have a japanese version of knoppix and unfortunately it uses a lot more Kanji than I can handle and my kanas are really rusty. "ko-n-pyu-ta...."
but if I were to get a live distro what steps would I need to take to repair the drive?

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 Post subject: Re: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:14 am 
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Hmmm, last time I tried it, I believe there were disk tools or such on it, not sure which it was...

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/6.06/

http://karkuta.drivehq.com/

Rescue and repair live CDs...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_live_CDs


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 Post subject: Re: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:17 am 
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thanks anon, i will try to get to this tomorrow, just came off a week of chemo and I's a bit whacked now.

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 Post subject: Re: squcked amd box
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:42 am 
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OK, good luck, We'll be thinking of you.


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