edzell wrote:I suppose I'll get a ton of replies telling me to just upgrade to "mint XX", but please - I'm not ready to do that yet and in any case I'm looking for information at this stage, rather than opinion.
I'm very disappointed if in fact the system I've set up and grown to like is unrecoverable should it break.
Maybe there are things I'm missing or just don't understand (it's been known ! ) I'd be delighted if anyone can tell me how to make whatever system I set up, completely and simply recoverable - preferably without "external" software such as Clonezilla etc.
I suppose there may be a way to download source files but I'm not savvy about compiling.
edzell wrote:I guess I just didn't understand that end of support meant shutdown of repositories. (If in fact that's what it means?)
edzell wrote:Excuse my lack of understanding about kernel designation; your old kernel 2.6.32 – is that a distro such as Ubuntu, Mint etc.? If it's what DynamicHamza21 calls an obsolete distro, are you installing from an old live DVD or what? Presumably there's no longer a place to download from.
edzell wrote:As for Inkscape, I still have the same problems with it under Mint 13 as I did under Mint 10. I'm trying XaraX instead and it seems to perform more reliably.
I had imagined end of support simply meant end of development but what you say makes perfect sense.TheDynamicHamza21 wrote:When a version becomes unsupported those links (repositories) die and the space is used for newer versions.
I thought I more-or-less understood that, but wayne128 spoke of installing a kernel - as if it were an OS or "distribution" all by itself. I suspect he meant a distro but wasn't sure.The kernel is where you have all the firmware,drivers,system information,etc needed to run your OS. A linux based OS can't run without the kernel.
"Easier and more intuitive" works best for me Thanks for your help.I like Xara better than Inkscape .... Xara is much easier and more intuitive than Inkscape.
I thought I more-or-less understood that, but wayne128 spoke of installing a kernel - as if it were an OS or "distribution" all by itself. I suspect he meant a distro but wasn't sure.
When you say install bootloader: Is that as simple as just the command: grub-install /dev/hda ?
Why do you say the unallocated space has to be larger than the working partition that will be copied to it?
Please make sure you have the following sources.list, change CODENAME to your release, e.g. breezy.
## EOL upgrade sources.list
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-security main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-backports main restricted universe multiverse
oobetimer wrote:Replace /etc/apt/sources.list using old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu version and run sudo apt-get update and install the package what you want.
SurfaceUnits wrote:Just use the damed ppa
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