Re: download ubuntu8.04 iso
- From: "Verde Denim" <tdldev@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:47:56 -0400
On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Doug Pollard <dougpol1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
William Witt wrote:
On Sunday 10 August 2008 10:56:42 Doug Pollard wrote:trying
William Witt wrote:
On Sunday 10 August 2008 08:38:13 Doug Pollard wrote:
On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 20:01 -0400, Doug Pollard wrote:
Got a mess here, have a lot of problems and getting worse. Was
dvto use kino to capture video and could not capture. Used sudo to
straightcapture files in my user home folder. Bad move that! Am gettingwell you cant really download the *.iso file from synaptic..you will
error messages and having problems with with Firefox and cannot down
load to desktop or other files. I have so many problems I feel it
best to download Ubuntu 8.04.1 iso in synaptic and reinstall. Have
all my data saved on external hard drive. The question is how or
can I down load iso file on synaptic.??
need to download it from the ubuntu website or from bittorrent
from personal experience, i do not recommend reloading ubuntu
serversfrom the repository..something usually happens where either the
usingkick you off or the install breaks or something and it screws up the
entire thing. IMHO if you really have to, its best to reload just
justthe CDThat is a part of my problem. I can't download anything except in
synaptic or maybe apt -get. I had video files in user's Home that
were root files. I captured them using sudo because I needed to burn
them to dvd. I then made the mistake of copying them from root.
That seems to be causing all kinds of problems. My solution was to
ofdelete the files in user home and that did not solve the problem most
editthem in Firefox. I need to get things working as I have video to
toand since there are so many problems I was thinking the quickest way
ratherget up and running might be to reinstall. In truth I would much
tofix it all in terminal. I am busy reading the Ubuntu book as I justIf you truly want to reload the system you can just create a new user
don't have the skill to fix all the problems.
systemdownload and burn the ISO. However you should be able to fix your
there.from the command line. Basically, you need to reclaim the ownership ofOk put in cd /home Ok so far, put in sudo chown -R doug:doug
your home directory. Commands are as follows (be sure to replace all
occurrences of [username] with your user name) :
sudo chown -R [username]:[username] [username]
sudo chown -R [username]:[username] .*
-Line one changes to the home directory (obviously)
-Line two recursively changes the ownership of your home directory to
your user and group.
-Line four is there because I have had some issues with chown not
modifying hidden files and directories, so this will ensure it's done.
Be careful with chown using it improperly can mess up a system pretty
badly (in short: know what you chown).
doug1 I thought this would change doug to doug1 Got an error
message Is one of these users to be the new user? I don't understand
this. Went to man and read for an hour but did not find and answer
Sorry, should have been more clear.
Option 1) Use chown to change ownership of the files; Usage is:
chown [options] [user][group] [file to change]
sudo chown -R doug:doug /home/doug
will reset the permissions of all of the files in your home directory so
you are the owner. This should fix your overall issue that came fromrunning
programs as root in your home directory.system-
Option 2) add a new user, you should use the ubuntu GUI tool under
administration->users and groups to add a new user so that you can
guess means it was successful I guess. I set up a second user account andthe isos, etc
OK :-) I followed the above and got a new prompt in the terminal which I
all went well there.It starts and runs well. I started the original
accountand got this message as before when ubuntu starts.: users
$home/dimrc fileis being ignored. This prevents the default sessions and
language from being saved.File should be owned by user and have 644
permissions. Users Home directory must be owned by user and not writable by
I guess the above is the reason I can't download anything and save it??
I haven't tried downloading and opening to see If downloading works. I
also can't save to favorites in Firefox. I guess the same problem. I
was thinking there were a lot of problems when in fact the one above
maybe the main one and all there is??
This was the same message I was getting before and was hoping the
above change would fix this. Maybe if this were straightened out there
would be no need to reinstall. I kind of hate to reinstall as it
represents a failure to my way of thinking. It would be good If this
could be fixed.
In some cases, doing what it tells you can help.
Go to the command line, run this -
(i.e. - if your user name is 'doug')
chow doug:doug /home/doug/.dimrc && chmod 644 /home/doug/.dimrc
Given the error message, that should give it what it wants. You will
probably have to restart the session for that to work...
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