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Re: Corrupted update
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012, 11:32:42 am »
"Desktop" just distinguishes it from the "Server" edition .. it's the right one :)

If you haven't already, I'd create the Windows recovery DVD's before installing .. there's normally an application in Windows to do that .. but up to you.

Then just install Ubuntu and tell it to use the whole disk.
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Re: Corrupted update
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 07:45:14 pm »
Summary of successful completion

Background
Asus K53S laptop owned by a computer newbie, loaded by me with Ubuntu V11.10 alongside Windows 7, in Classic View. 
I provided worksheets for common operations including what to do when the update screen appeared.  Critically, I stated not to click the “Upgrade” button until I had heard how stable V12 is. 

Symptoms
  • The routine update screen showed an error window indicating that a full update was not possible due to missing or incomplete previous updates.  A partial update was offered. 
  • Items were missing from the Applications menu.
  • Selecting “Settings” produced an error message. 

Attempted recovery
sudo apt-get upgrade  installed many updates.
sudo apt-get update  produced messages that I didn't understand but suggested -
sudo install -f  which tried hard to fix the broken system, but to no effect. 
The Settings Error “Details” link was very informative and showed a list of about thirty packages that needed to be fixed.  It also showed that there had been an aborted attempt to upgrade to V12!  It appears that the owner had clicked on Upgrade to V12 in error and had later switched off the computer because the screen was black.  I tried:
Sudo apt-get install package-name repaired many (some were newest versions) but indicated that there were ~390 more to go. 

At his point I asked for help on this Forum. 
The consensus was to perform a complete upgrade to V12.  For people as ignorant as I am, here is the suggested method that worked for me. 
1. Download:    http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso  (It's 700MB)
2. Then burn to a DVD using Brasero if you already have Ubuntu (select “Burn Image”), or Imgburn if you run Windows (download from: http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.7.0.exe ). 
3. Now insert your ISO DVD and use the boot device selection key (F11 or F12 on most PCs or Esc on my Asus K53S).
4. The computer will now boot from the DVD.
5. Voila!

Many thanks to Mark

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Re: [Solved] Corrupted update
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2012, 09:59:57 pm »
Nicely laid out .. and you're welcome :)
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