CDRomUpgrade script crashes

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Tue Apr 24 04:21:00 UTC 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 
reinstall packages
(modified from

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.

     sudo dselect

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.

geek out.



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