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78 broken packages--synaptic can't fix
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:51:09 PM »
I really can't do anything in Synaptic until these packages are fixed but Synaptic is unable to fix them. I've thought about just starting with a fresh install. Would I just backup my Home folder to a .tar? How do you restore that in the new install? I've read about putting the /Home  on it's own partition but I'm on a dual boot and using all four partitions.
I know these are a lot of questions so maybe I should start with just finding how to fix the 78 broken packages that Synaptic can't do anything with. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: 78 broken packages--synaptic can't fix
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 04:39:53 PM »
I should not back-up the home folder and restore that one. I'm always afraid that you 'restore' te problems too.
So I back-up documents etc as they are, and use those again.

BUT:
You write that you are using 'all 4 partitions'
I have 8 partitions.

What you have to do: (AND BEFORE YOU START MAKE BACK-UPS OF EVERYTHING)
You have to make a 'extended partition' In this partition you can make as many partitions as you want. They are called logical partitions.
So you can choose 3 primair partitions and one extended partition. But you can also choose 1 primair and the rest in the extended partition. Your choise!
Of course you can use Gparted for it.