I saw that about making sure Synaptic deletes all packages after install ... I re-installed FM 2011-04 and made sure that:
1) my root partition was more than sufficient in size (70G), & home is 150G,
2) that Synaptic Package Manager deletes all packages after installing them. BUT, it seems the update deleted some important packages (or whatever) that was necessary for FM 2011-04 to work or boot up. I could not even boot in safe mode ... it just sat there with the FullMonty background (the bull) and no icons showing booting!
I dunno if I'm getting across whatever info is needed but all I can say is that FM 2011-04 is no longer booting up past the point that it shows it is booting the desktop.
Again, I am running FullMonty via VMPlayer.
Thanks for the help...