Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade – bit of a pain in the a**

18 10 2011

Just upgraded to 11.10 (from 11.4) over night and it all looked good until a reboot while eating toast this morning.  Pretty disappointing, and this has cost me about 3 hours of my day so far.

The system booted up but said “waiting for network” or something like that in the Ubuntu splash screen.  It then said “Waiting another 60 seconds for network” and never came to a login prompt.  If you press escape at that point, you can see that there’s some kind of DBUS problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Linux backup stuff

31 07 2011

Booted my PC up with a Linux CD yesterday afternoon to do a ‘dd’ image of the hard disk so that I have a checkpoint in time to image my machine back to.  Only thing is, it was still only halfway through making the 300GB image by 9am this morning after running all night.  😦

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