It seems, after many emails back & forth, that the partially-installed
updates really screwed up a lot of things in the
Ubuntu-plus-applications installation originally shipped to me, so I
want to run the restore disc, which is supposed to restore all of these.
It doesn't simply run on load, though : when I loaded it, I found myself
looking at a desktop DVD-R icon labeled SLAX, and double-clicking or
right-clicking on that just shows me the contents of the SLAX file
browser, which are two folders named "base_fs" and "boot", and inside
those are subfolders, and so on. Is this familiar, and if so, can anyone
tell me the procedure to run the restore, please?
If not, again, I can email the engineers at the firm that supplied it.