feisty -> gutsy upgrade failure

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Oct 21 14:13:31 UTC 2007

On Saturday 20 October 2007, D. R. Evans wrote:
>Erebus said the following at 10/20/2007 11:37 AM :
>> I had similar results happen a dozen or so times, one time I downloaded
>> all but 7 files and then it died. So I finally backed up my data files
>> and installed a clean new version of Kubuntu 7.10 AMD64.
>On about the sixth attempt, the upgrader application passed the
>verification step.
>Several hours passed while it downloaded the upgrade files.
>And then the application disappeared from the screen.
>So I did it again; this time at least it was smart enough not to download
>the files again... but the application disappeared again.
>I tried one more time... same thing.
>I am sorely tempted to say something I would regret, so I won't.
>At this point I think I have a system that has downloaded all the necessary
>upgrade files, but won't actually do anything with them. I looked in
>/var/log/messages but there's no indication there of anything wrong.
>What do I do now? Other than perform a full installation from scratch,
>which really defeats the point of Kubuntu having a mechanism for upgrading
>the OS.
>  Doc

This is sounding like a hardware problem, memory being the easiest to check, 
have you let memtest86 hammer on it for a day lately?

Cheers, Gene
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