Has anyone successfully upgraded from 7.04 to 7.10 with ltsp?

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Tue Oct 23 01:07:47 BST 2007

Krsnendu dasa wrote:
> I have upgraded my machine at home relatively easily.
> (Some of my icons have changed and I can't open any virtual machines
> in VMware server. But appart from that..)
> Has anyone upgraded with a running ltsp system. My home system is only
> one machine and I wondered whether it would be worth trying on our
> server at school that is "soon to go live". We have about 20 clients
> and use smbldap.
> Any stories to share?

(Sorry, I thought that I replied to the list, but I just realized that 
mailman is setup so that the list is cc'd only if you reply to all. 
Only krsnendu got this response)

Last week we migrated our K12LTSP server to Edubuntu Feisty.  All of our 
users are stored on a smbldap server.  There were gnome issues with the 
migration, so we had to create a new user using the smbldap command from 
the Feisty LTSP server.  We then had to copy this template users' 
settings over to all the other users.  They could then boot the edubuntu 

On Thursday we followed the happy, friendly suggestion to upgrade to 
7.10 that appeared in the software updater app.  On Friday morning, 
after a night of downloading, the upgrade broke our functioning server. 
  You can see some of my other posts covering these issues.

Our upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy was a failure.  If it was just the 
teacher doing it, this would be a debacle.  I have been able to follow 
some advice and have done the following

mv /opt/ltsp/i386 /opt/ltsp/i286-feist

I have wondered if I should have done the update-image first followed by 

I'll be able to test this Monday morning.  I'll update the list with our 

Since I posted the above yesterday, I can now report that the steps 
above did not work.  I'll be on site tomorrow to dig around.  If any of 
you have suggestions now, please let me know.  I would like to be part 
of the solution and not just point out problems.

> Thanks.
> Krsnendu dasa


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