CDRomUpgrade script crashes
nigel at rmk.co.il
Tue Apr 24 05:21:00 BST 2007
WANSTALL Malcolm wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have tried to upgrade to Feisty via the CDRomUpgrade script on the
> Alternate CD.
> I did the following:
> Ran the upgrade script via: gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade" Script initially
> ran and displayed GUI, crashed about half way through. Tried to repair via:
> sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get -f install Now whenever I run the
> script I get the same errors but with no GUI loading at all.
> Errors from main.log and from the console window are listed below:
> Any help would be REALLY appreciated!
> Many thanks,
> -Malcolm Wanstall
I also had an error whilst trying to do the upgrade using the alternate CD.
Mine happened real soon after starting and was something about the 'progress bar'
not being found.
I didn't bother about saving any log files as I didn't have a lot of time to mess
around and I wanted to get the install done.
I did a clean install (my /home is on a separate partition) using the following
and it worked flawlessly:
Kubuntu Tricks - how to generate a list of installed packages and use it to
(modified from http://www.arsgeek.com/?p=564)
First, let's make the list. You'll be doing all of this in a Terminal Session:
dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > Kubuntu-files
Now you've got a list of all of your installed debs in a fairly small file. In my
case, I simply moved this file to a thumb-drive. You could also store it on a
seperate partition or on a disk somewhere. Heck, it's not that big, email it to
your gmail account.
So now you've got this list and all is well, until your Kubuntu install either
dies or has to be reinstalled for some reason. Go ahead and do the base install.
Once you've got Kubuntu back up and running, copy your Kubuntu-files back into
your home directory and do the following:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
dpkg --set-selections < Kubuntu-files
Now you've told your system what it needs to install, so let's install it all.
This will open up a dselect session. Type 'I' and allow dselect to install of the
the packages listed in your Kubuntu-files document. When it's finished, type 'Q'
and hit the ENTER key to exit dselect.
Now you're a lot closer to where you were before.
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