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31640Re: [LINUX_Newbies] No Boot after upgrade

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  • John Ferrell
    Apr 15, 2014
      I am no fan of the Windows architecture in general.  The registry is one of many unnecessary risk strategies. The Win 7 machine I am running this email on has some unidentified virus that is protected by the system in the recycle bin. I have blocked it with a registry entry. 
      A dependency error sounds good to me. Especially if there is any indication where it is.
      I have tried the practice of no changes for long periods but sometimes you find yourself with a problem that is fixed but not applied on your machine.
      I have been given a lot to work with here and I will learn something from it. I expect that there is some log info somewhere that may help. I have found that the Bash that is running now has a 'history' command with relevant entries.
      This is not a real problem, this is my learning machine.  If need be, I can pop another HD in it and save this bug for when I have learned more. Old, retired computer nerds do this sort of thing for fun!
      On 4/15/2014 5:07 PM, linuxcanuck@... wrote:

      Regression is very difficult which is why it is not more common. You can remove a misbehaving application in Windows more easily because it has a central registry that grows in size and it has multiple instances of libraries. This is handy in some cases but inefficient and problematic, as any user who has had a registry get destroyed can tell you.

      Linux has no registry and library files are reused and must match giving the infamous expression, dependency error. If things get out of sync your computer can become unstable or malfunction. Mostly this is temporary until everything is aligned. Many users seldom to never reboot. Some Linux boxes run for years without rebooting. There is no real need if you choose to update infrequently and can be patient should things go awry.

      This has been on the wish list of users for a long time.

      We feel your pain, but it is all part of the learning curve.


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      A disk image prior to the update upgrade service pack, patch might be considered?
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      From: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of John Ferrell
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      I am surprised to find that there is not a simple way to retreat from a system change but the main purpose of this system is my learning Lab.
      I will slowly & cautiously proceed.

      On 4/15/2014 6:44 AM, Linux Canuck wrote:
      You cannot remove the upgrade easily and it can cause more problems than it resolves. The likely cause is a partial upgrade. I would try to fix that instead.

      John Ferrell W8CCW
      "Kindness is the language the blind can see and the
      deaf can hear." - Mark Twain

      John Ferrell W8CCW
      "Kindness is the language the blind can see and the
      deaf can hear." - Mark Twain
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