Updated zorin 16 pro this morning using synaptic and then the zorin updater. In both instances major changes (deletions and addition of files) and when I restarted a series of panels showed up taking me through a quick setup (time zone, language, and such) and then announcing that I was now using pop os! Is anyone else experiencing anything like this?
You must have added the PopOS Repository at some point.
Zorin OS 16 Currently Does Not Have a Direct Upgrade Option.
I've never heard of such thing.
Our POP specialist @Michel might have some idea.
As @Aravisian said. Have you at some point installed something from pop OS repositories?
Hes probably using zorin with a repo from pop, otherwise i have no idea. Also i wish i was a specialist . I am still a newcomer to linux that knows the basics a bit.
I hope so too.
If not, it could be a horror story - I update my Zorin 16 and it somehow metamorphoses into other OS such as Elementary OS
Zorin OS Pro to Pop! OS is a nice upgrade
Zorin OS to Elemantary OS would be a major downgrade
https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/qllwv9/pop_os_needs_to_fix_this/ Interesting what people wrote here. Difficult to belileve if you don't trying some distributions.
Added some repositories, e.g. Opera, Google chrome, Vivaldi, but certainly not Pop os. The "upgrade" wasn't my choice. I just wanted to do an update using either Synaptic or the Zorin updater. Both attempts turned into an upgrade with major additions and deletions of files, then the welcome to Pop screens. This is Zorin 16 Pro. I can always chuck the whole partition and reinstall, but I was curious to know whether anyone else had seen anything similar or had a possible explanation.
Pop OS cannot add itself to your sources list. You may have followed an online guide without remembering the specific details.
As it is, you cannot "roll back" that System Upgrade. The way that Upgrader on POP OS works, you must have upgraded all other packages, first. It then is supposed to supply a verbose script informing you about the replacement of focal sources.
Zorin OS repositories are not linked, in any way whatsoever, to PopOS.
Sadly, the only way to restore your system at this point is to back up all Personal Files and reinstall Zorin OS.
It helps to check your current repositories prior to running an upgrade to ensure nothing is out of place. I once made a similar mistake when I forgot to remove the Linux Mint Testing Repository prior to running an upgrade and I have to roll back all my Cinnamon Packages.
Can you issue this command and paste the result here?
Yes, very much my stupid! I added the pop repository to install popcorn and then forgot to remove it after the installation. Repair is simple in this case as I have backup partitions, the latest from a day or so ago. Thanks very much for calling my attention to the possibility (probability) that I had added the pop repository. Would have wandered around in the dark for a while looking for a solution.
Ah, that can help for those that have them. I wouldn't trust a full rebuild like that to Timeshift, though...
My solution is fsarchiver. Never failed me yet.
Can you tell me what it is?
It's a very nice wee program that creates a bootable usb drive from an iso. Got tired of using dd and popcorn works a treat.
Popcorn is a Media Player.
Since the day I accidentality wiped my data drive with dd command, I am allergic to it
I think the consensus on this forums is Popsicle, Ventoy and Unetbootin for bootable USB creation. I myself use Mint Stick since I am a former Mint user. Balena Etcher is NOT recommanded.
I'm having a bad night. Yes, of course, I meant popsicle. Sorry.
For me, these stretch for months at a time...