Why to install new Ubuntu release – hooray!

update: just to make it clear, it was not the upgrade that messed up things. I was trying to reinstall the tz-brasil package because my system was not accepting the right time, then the packaging management system broke. From my previous experience, I went to fsck the filesystem, and found problems reading it. Rebooting it caused major failures – error 17 according to grub – and with a help from a live cd, I fsck the fs and it was entirely messed up. So, this is was what left of my system – lucky me this time I had my /home in a different partition:

\# ls lost+found/
\#1015809 #1065105 #1065593 #1376345 #1376583 #1376829 #1376994
\#1021577 #1065106 #1065594 #1376346 #1376584 #1376830 #1376995
\#1021579 #1065107 #1065595 #1376347 #1376585 #1376831 #1376996
\#1021593 #1065108 #1065596 #1376348 #1376586 #1376832 #1376997
\#1032193 #1065109 #1065597 #1376349 #1376587 #1376833 #1376998
\#1064961 #1065110 #1065598 #1376350 #1376588 #1376834 #1376999
\#1064962 #1065111 #1065599 #1376351 #1376589 #1376835 #1377000
\#1064963 #1065112 #1065600 #1376352 #1376590 #1376836 #1377001
\#1064964 #1065113 #1065601 #1376353 #1376591 #1376837 #1377002
\#1064965 #1065114 #1065602 #1376354 #1376592 #1376838 #1377003
\#1064966 #1065115 #1065603 #1376355 #1376593 #1376839 #1377004
\#1064967 #1065116 #1065604 #1376356 #1376594 #1376840 #1377005
\#1064968 #1065117 #1065605 #1376357 #1376595 #1376841 #1377006
\#1064969 #1065118 #1065606 #1376358 #1376596 #1376842 #1377007
\#1064970 #1065119 #1065607 #1376359 #1376597 #1376843 #1377008
\#1064971 #1065120 #1065608 #1376360 #1376598 #1376844 #1377009
\#1064972 #1065121 #1065609 #1376361 #1376599 #1376845 #1377010
\#1064973 #1065122 #1065610 #1376362 #1376600 #1376846 #1377011
\#1064974 #1065123 #1065611 #1376363 #1376697 #1376847 #1377012
\#1064975 #1065124 #1065612 #1376365 #1376698 #1376848 #1377013
\#1064976 #1065125 #1065613 #1376366 #1376699 #1376849 #1377014
\#1064977 #1065126 #1065614 #1376367 #1376700 #1376850 #1377015
\#1064978 #1065127 #1065615 #1376368 #1376701 #1376851 #1377016
\#1064979 #1065128 #1065616 #1376369 #1376702 #1376852 #1377017
\#1064980 #1065129 #1065617 #1376370 #1376703 #1376863 #1377018
\#1064981 #1065130 #1065618 #1376371 #1376704 #1376864 #1377019
\#1064982 #1065131 #1065619 #1376372 #1376705 #1376866 #1377020
\#1064983 #1065132 #1065620 #1376373 #1376706 #1376867 #1377021
\#1064984 #1065133 #1065621 #1376374 #1376707 #1376868 #1377022
\#1064985 #1065134 #1065622 #1376375 #1376708 #1376869 #1377023
\#1064986 #1065135 #1065623 #1376376 #1376709 #1376876 #1377024
\#1064987 #1065136 #1065624 #1376377 #1376710 #1376877 #1377025
\#1064988 #1065137 #1065625 #1376378 #1376711 #1376878 #1377026
\#1064989 #1065138 #1065626 #1376379 #1376712 #1376879 #1377027
\#1064990 #1065139 #1065627 #1376380 #1376713 #1376880 #1377028
\#1064991 #1065140 #1081345 #1376382 #1376714 #1376882 #1377029
\#1064992 #1065141 #1098953 #1376383 #1376715 #1376883 #1377030
\#1064993 #1065142 #1098954 #1376384 #1376716 #1376884 #1377031
\#1064994 #1065143 #1098955 #1376385 #1376717 #1376885 #1377032
\#1064995 #1065144 #1098956 #1376386 #1376718 #1376886 #1377035
\#1064996 #1065145 #1098957 #1376387 #1376719 #1376887 #1377036
\#1064997 #1065146 #1098958 #1376388 #1376720 #1376888 #1377037
\#1064998 #1065147 #1098959 #1376389 #1376721 #1376889 #1377038
\#1064999 #1065270 #1098960 #1376390 #1376722 #1376890 #1377054
\#1065000 #1065271 #1098961 #1376391 #1376723 #1376891 #1377055
\#1065001 #1065272 #1098962 #1376392 #1376724 #1376892 #1377056
\#1065002 #1065273 #1098963 #1376393 #1376725 #1376893 #1377057
\#1065003 #1065274 #1098964 #1376394 #1376726 #1376894 #1377058
\#1065004 #1065350 #1098965 #1376395 #1376727 #1376895 #1377059
\#1065005 #1065360 #1099001 #1376396 #1376728 #1376896 #1377060
\#1065006 #1065495 #1099046 #1376397 #1376729 #1376897 #1377061
\#1065007 #1065496 #1114452 #1376398 #1376730 #1376898 #1377062
\#1065008 #1065497 #1131513 #1376399 #1376731 #1376899 #1377063
\#1065009 #1065498 #1131586 #1376400 #1376732 #1376900 #1377064
\#1065010 #1065499 #114691 #1376401 #1376733 #1376901 #1377065
\#1065011 #1065500 #1163265 #1376402 #1376734 #1376902 #1377066
\#1065012 #1065501 #1163348 #1376403 #1376735 #1376903 #1377067
\#1065013 #1065502 #1180700 #1376404 #1376736 #1376904 #1377068
\#1065014 #1065503 #131078 #1376405 #1376737 #1376905 #1377069
\#1065015 #1065504 #1376257 #1376406 #1376738 #1376906 #1377070
\#1065016 #1065505 #1376258 #1376407 #1376739 #1376907 #1377071
\#1065017 #1065506 #1376259 #1376408 #1376740 #1376908 #1377072
\#1065018 #1065507 #1376260 #1376409 #1376741 #1376909 #1377073
\#1065019 #1065508 #1376261 #1376410 #1376742 #1376910 #1377074
\#1065020 #1065509 #1376262 #1376411 #1376743 #1376911 #1377075
\#1065021 #1065510 #1376263 #1376412 #1376744 #1376912 #1377076
\#1065022 #1065511 #1376264 #1376413 #1376745 #1376913 #1377077
\#1065023 #1065512 #1376265 #1376414 #1376746 #1376914 #1377078
\#1065024 #1065513 #1376266 #1376415 #1376747 #1376915 #1377079
\#1065025 #1065514 #1376267 #1376416 #1376748 #1376916 #1377080
\#1065026 #1065515 #1376268 #1376417 #1376749 #1376917 #1377081
\#1065027 #1065516 #1376269 #1376418 #1376750 #1376918 #1377082
\#1065028 #1065517 #1376270 #1376419 #1376751 #1376919 #1377083
\#1065029 #1065518 #1376271 #1376421 #1376752 #1376920 #1377084
\#1065030 #1065519 #1376272 #1376422 #1376753 #1376921 #1377085
\#1065031 #1065520 #1376273 #1376423 #1376754 #1376922 #1377086
\#1065032 #1065521 #1376274 #1376424 #1376755 #1376923 #1377087
\#1065033 #1065522 #1376275 #1376425 #1376756 #1376924 #1377088
\#1065034 #1065523 #1376276 #1376426 #1376758 #1376925 #1377117
\#1065035 #1065524 #1376277 #1376427 #1376759 #1376926 #1377118
\#1065036 #1065525 #1376278 #1376428 #1376760 #1376927 #1377120
\#1065037 #1065526 #1376279 #1376429 #1376761 #1376928 #1377121
\#1065038 #1065527 #1376280 #1376430 #1376762 #1376929 #1377122
\#1065039 #1065528 #1376281 #1376431 #1376763 #1376930 #1377130
\#1065040 #1065529 #1376282 #1376432 #1376764 #1376931 #1377131
\#1065041 #1065530 #1376283 #1376433 #1376765 #1376932 #1377132
\#1065042 #1065531 #1376284 #1376434 #1376766 #1376933 #1377133
\#1065043 #1065532 #1376285 #1376435 #1376768 #1376934 #1377134
\#1065044 #1065533 #1376286 #1376436 #1376769 #1376935 #1377441
\#1065045 #1065534 #1376287 #1376437 #1376770 #1376936 #1377523
\#1065046 #1065535 #1376288 #1376438 #1376771 #1376937 #1377807
\#1065047 #1065536 #1376289 #1376439 #1376772 #1376938 #1378103
\#1065048 #1065537 #1376290 #1376440 #1376773 #1376939 #1378105
\#1065049 #1065538 #1376291 #1376441 #1376774 #1376940 #1378108
\#1065050 #1065539 #1376292 #1376442 #1376775 #1376941 #1378109
\#1065051 #1065540 #1376293 #1376443 #1376776 #1376942 #1378110
\#1065052 #1065542 #1376294 #1376444 #1376777 #1376943 #1378113
\#1065053 #1065543 #1376295 #1376445 #1376778 #1376944 #1378134
\#1065054 #1065544 #1376296 #1376446 #1376779 #1376945 #1378136
\#1065055 #1065545 #1376297 #1376447 #1376780 #1376946 #1378137
\#1065056 #1065546 #1376298 #1376448 #1376781 #1376947 #1378146
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root@ubuntu:/mnt#

See that? That is called “why I will need to make ANOTHER fresh installation of Ubuntu” . No, I’m not blaming it, I believe it is the hard disk. But that is *&&%$##@@#$!)!(@&$^ annoying, it is.

3 thoughts on “Why to install new Ubuntu release – hooray!

  1. Thanks Miguel, but I think you misunderstood it. There is no system to upgrade… the filesystem crashed again, so all I have are those lost directories at /lost+found…

  2. Sulamita,

    I talked about it as example to others who want to upgrade their Ubuntu; sometimes “apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade” doesn’t work properly and you can get many errors.

    Cheers!

    PS: my /lost+found directory is empty 🙂

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