Re: download ubuntu8.04 iso
- From: Doug Pollard <dougpol1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:51:03 -0400
Verde Denim wrote:
I put in the command using my correct user name and it accepted it
On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Doug Pollard <dougpol1@xxxxxxxxxxx
William Witt wrote:
> On Sunday 10 August 2008 10:56:42 Doug Pollard wrote:
>> William Witt wrote:
>>> On Sunday 10 August 2008 08:38:13 Doug Pollard wrote:
>>>> Debian 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.
>>>>>> to use kino to capture video and could not capture. Used
sudo to dv
>>>>>> capture files in my user home folder. Bad move that! Am
>>>>>> error messages and having problems with with Firefox and
>>>>>> load to desktop or other files. I have so many problems I
>>>>>> best to download Ubuntu 8.04.1 iso in synaptic and
>>>>>> all my data saved on external hard drive. The question
is how or
>>>>>> can I down load iso file on synaptic.??
>>>>>> Thanks, Doug
>>>>> well you cant really download the *.iso file from
>>>>> need to download it from the ubuntu website or from bittorrent
>>>>> from personal experience, i do not recommend reloading
>>>>> from the repository..something usually happens where either
>>>>> kick 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
>>>>> the CD
>>>> That is a part of my problem. I can't download anything
>>>> synaptic or maybe apt -get. I had video files in user's
>>>> were root files. I captured them using sudo because I needed
>>>> 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 just
>>>> delete the files in user home and that did not solve the
problem most of
>>>> them in Firefox. I need to get things working as I have
video to edit
>>>> and since there are so many problems I was thinking the
quickest way to
>>>> get up and running might be to reinstall. In truth I would
>>>> fix it all in terminal. I am busy reading the Ubuntu book as
>>>> don't have the skill to fix all the problems.
>>> If you truly want to reload the system you can just create a
new user to
>>> download and burn the ISO. However you should be able to fix
>>> from the command line. Basically, you need to reclaim the
>>> your home directory. Commands are as follows (be sure to
>>> occurrences of [username] with your user name) :
>>> cd /home
>>> sudo chown -R [username]:[username] [username]
>>> cd [username]
>>> sudo chown -R [username]:[username] .*
>>> -Line one changes to the home directory (obviously)
>>> -Line two recursively changes the ownership of your home
>>> 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
>>> Be careful with chown using it improperly can mess up a system
>>> badly (in short: know what you chown).
>> Ok put in cd /home Ok so far, put in sudo chown -R doug:doug
>> 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
>> this. Went to man and read for an hour but did not find and
>> Thanks Doug
> 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 that
> you are the owner. This should fix your overall issue that came
> programs as root in your home directory.
> Option 2) add a new user, you should use the ubuntu GUI tool
>> administration->users and groups to add a new user so that you
> the isos, etc
> OK :-) I followed the above and got a new prompt in the
terminal which I guess means it was successful I guess. I set up a
second user account and 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
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
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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and gave me a new prompt. I am still getting the same message when
starting Ubuntu. I believe the video I captured is still in my root
file can that be a problem? At some point I will need to delete it or
some how move it to a user file as I don't think I want to be working
out of root.
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