Ubuntu update : accepting file mofication in /etc ?

Started by noz973, October 10, 2016, 05:59:06 PM

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I've recently installed Backbox 4.6 with multiboot and it runs fine. Then Update Manager suggested to updade Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04. OK, I did. At some time, it asked about replacing two modified files in /etc. It said something like : if you don't know why this file is here, you can replace it without danger... Should we accept or refuse such request ? I accepted replacement for the first one (yes, I should have looked more carefully !), and refused the second one (when I realised it was in fact modified by Backbox)...

Let me know if I made a bullshit... ::)




If you can say all went well, then it's ok, but that is not always the case. New BBox is in workshoop right now, official updates are best way to go.

Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*

Piashi Mon

I also did the same thing when it said the available version of 16.04 LTS. I faced couple of problems with it, when U change the network then it has huge problem with DNS issue. Secondly, takes long time to boot. Sometimes it got stuck during boot. As well as some compatibility issue come up. Therefore, I Reinstalled a fresh copy of BackBox 4.6. I am using BackBox over 2 years as Only OS.

Dear ZEROF, I am just wondering, could U please tell me what would be the version name of Next upcoming BackBox ? Would it be BackBox 4.7 or a complete new BackBox 5 ? If Possible then tell us the approximate release date.

Thank U so much Mate ! God Bless U (^_^)


with the new fresh backbox installation you won't have that pop-up anymore. the issue have been fixed.