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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:12 PM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:43 PM
Just a guess here. If you went straight from 9 to 14, you most likely munged a lot of libraries and other things up. In other words, there's a good chance all is lost.
Well, not ALL lost. You can still rescue /home. Particularly if you have it as a separate partition. If not, you can still boot from a live CD/DVD/thumbdrive, copy everything there to some other place, and save it that way. But if /home is on a separate partition, you can reinstall (almost certainly needed) without losing anything there. Just tell the new installer to use that same partition as /home.
If you didn't set a separate partition, now would be a great time to create one to save everything for the future. On my desktop machine I still have almost exactly the same /home I had several years ago. I added things to it. I had to move it to other drives. I even put a copy of the identical partition on a netbook. But there's stuff there that was created in the early-to-mid part of the last decade.
I once did an Ubuntu upgrade on a Mac that went from one version to another 3-5 releases later. But I did that by upgrading one release at a time. If I had done 2, I might have lost stuff. If I'd done 3, I definitely would have had problems like you're seeing.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:47 PM
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